Search Windows 10 by File Type

By | December 20, 2017
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Search Windows 10 by File Type

In Windows 10, you can search for files by type. For instance, in this case, I opened Start and typed “files:pdf” (without the quotes). Then click the documents icon at the top – to tell Windows you want to search all documents with a .pdf extension. Windows returns a list of all PDF files on my PC. See?

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I have a pretty long list. Note the scroll bar on the right.

If you’re looking for a list of all the PNG images files on your computer, type: “Photos:PNG” (no quotes, of course) click the down-arrow at the top-right to open filters, and choose “Photos”. Or if you have a troop of music files, type Music:MP3, filter by “Music” and you’ll get a list of MP3 music files. You get the idea, right?

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Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

You can do the same thing for Apps, Settings, Folders and more. Just follow the same syntax of “file-type:specifier” and apply a filter (if needed).

The only easier way to find what you’re looking for is just write and ask EB! That’s what I do. “Hey! EB! Where’s my paycheck?”

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