I search for files based on their initial five character name - for instance, the full name of a file might be - c1234_letter to Commonwealth Bank.docx. If I do a search (top right hand search box) I will often, but I don't think always, manage to have displayed the correct files, not always at the top, but also other files which I don't think should be displayed - eg, files like "c1255" and "c2345" etc.
My search string for this file (or any number of files which begin with "c1234", which I note is always followed by an underscore) will be "c1234".
See the screenshot attached - no, can't find a format which is allowed. -
I will use the Find Files now more often - it is very powerful - I see you have the option to search for text within the file as well.
But, it's a bit unwieldy if you just want to do a fast search and not muck around too much.
I have come in this morning and tried a few more searches in the (Windows) search box, and I have not had any "mixed" files results - all displays giving me only what I have sought. So, this is erractic - sometimes displaying files that really should not be there (unless as you say Windows is searching inside the files). What I am really saying is that I just want to search on filenames only.
I'll just keep this monitored and give it more thought.
I have some other things I will now get off my chest in further discreet posts.
Thanks. I should say that this a really good programme; used by me maybe 30 to 40 times per day; and a pleasure to use.