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Multi-part Folder path search

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Azriel
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I'm trying to search a large drive for specific folders while only knowing certain parts of the path leading to them. For example if the path is "C:\Folder\Section\Date\Package\Building\Code" and I only know the values of "Date" and "Code", is there any way to search for all folders that fit those two criteria?

I tried using *Date* +*Code* in the include Files section and have the current boxes checked in advanced.
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Mar 4, 2020  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you change the drop-down next to the Include Files box to "Include Files is Text Query," then you should be able to do this:

date +code


Hope that helps!
Mar 4, 2020  • #2
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Azriel
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Keith,
Not quite what I needed, but good thing to know. That works well when searching for a folder that has both those parts in it's name, but I'm looking to see if I can search by parts of the folder path, not neccessarily the name of the folder itself.
Mar 4, 2020  • #3
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Azriel
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For Example, the search: Date +Code

Would turn up a result like this:
"C:\Folder\Section\Package\Building\Date-Thing-Code"

but not a result like this:
"C:\Folder\Section\Date\Package\Building\Code"
Mar 4, 2020  • #4
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Interesting! I was under the assumption that it should search the whole path, not just the final folder name. Let me check with our devs on that and I'll keep you posted on what I find out.
Mar 4, 2020  • #5
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Ok, it looks like right now FileSeek treats each folder name independently, it doesn't compare the text against the entire path. I've added a feature request to our list to add an option to have it compare to the entire path.

Thanks!
Mar 9, 2020  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've just released a new FileSeek beta version (http://www.fileseek.ca/Download/Beta/) and there are now two options in the Settings > Advanced Settings to make the Include Files and Query boxes match the full path, instead of just the file name

Hope that helps!
May 28, 2020  • #7
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