Windows 7 - search in Windows Explorer - search with a leading zero in the string RRS feed

  • Question

  • Windows 7 - search in Windows Explorer - I’m trying to do a search in file contents for 01234 but it also finds files with 1234.

    How do I do I get it to search for files with exactly 01234?

    The search is ignoring the leading zero.

    I opened Windows Explorer and use the search box in the upper right hand corner. I’ve entered:







    It finds files with 01234 but also returns files with just 1234 in it.

    Friday, April 1, 2016 3:26 PM


  • Hi fxdwg,

    Are you trying to search a file which match exactly with 01234?

    From my experience, we can add multiple search filters to refine our search results.

    For example,

    If the file‘s name is 01234, we could use filename filter to search it only.

    Also, if the file named begin with “01234’, we could use “System.FileName:~<"01234"” filter to find it.

    Here is a link about advanced tips for searching in Windows for your reference.



    Best regards.

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    Monday, April 4, 2016 8:57 AM