How to Search for Multiple Files with a Single Search


This article describes how to search for multiple files with a single search.

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To search for multiple files with a single search, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Start button, point to Find, and then click Files Or Folders.
  2. In the Named box, type all or part of the name you want to search for. For example, to search for all files with the .bat extension, type:

    To search for multiple files, type each file type separated by a semicolon (;). For example:

    This search lists all files ending in .bat or .sys, and the Win.ini file in the target location.
  3. In the Look In box, click the location you want to search.
  4. Click Find Now.
For information about how to search multiple drives in a single search, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: 165448
TITLE : How to Find Files or Folders in Multiple Locations

Article ID: 169477 - Last Review: Jan 19, 2007 - Revision: 1