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Markus Ramikin
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Hello, I'm new here. I've found FileSeek after switching from Windows XP to 7 (I imagine this is a common enough story?). I first ran into Locate32 but didn't find it fully reliable, then I found this. And it is only right that I begin by expressing appreciation for making such a useful tool available. It's great and I thank you.

I'd like to ask though, would it be possible to make regular expressions usable on filenames themselves, not just for file contents? I just had to perform a rather involved search through a gazillion of jpgs, and it would have been so much easier/automatic had I been able to use negative lookaround among other things.

Also, is there a help file of some sort anywhere?

In particular I'd like to learn:
- Is there a list anywhere of special characters currently usable in the file name search? I know * is a wildcard, | is the or-separator, what else is there? And how do you escape the wildcards?
- are there any hotkeys? Are they listed anywhere?
- is there a hotkey that initiates Fileseek from Windows, so you can press F3 and use that instead of Windows Search?
Aug 15, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thank you for your feedback. Regex on filenames isn't planned right now, but I'll keep it in mind. As far as the special characters for filenames, FileSeek uses the standard Windows characters, like * for any characters, ? for any 1 character... etc. There are no HotKeys in FileSeek. To launch FileSeek with a HotKey in Windows, just create a desktop shortcut, modify the shortcut properties and set a "Shortcut key".
Aug 19, 2010  • #2
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Markus Ramikin
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Thanks for the reply. And yes, I could do that, but I was hoping for being able to start a search in whatever directory I'm in (whereas if I do what you said, it starts with the path set to c:\), the same as using the integrated "search with fileseek" option on a folder. I'm just not a mouse person, I'm a keyboard person, so it'd be a minor improvement in convenience. No big deal.

Either way, a very useful program. Thanks again.
Aug 19, 2010  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No problem, sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Aug 22, 2010  • #4
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