Searching for a File

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R-Linux can find a particular file, if it is difficult to find it manually on the Folders or Files panel. You can also automatically mark all found files.

To search for a file,

1Click the Find button

Click to expand/collapse Other ways to search for the file

Right-click a folder and select Find on the context menu,

or

Select a folder and select Find on the Tools menu
2Specify a file to be found and its options on the Find dialog box, and click the OK button

Note that a File Mask may be applied.

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Find/Mark dialog box

Click to expand/collapse Find/Mark options

You may specify how to treat specified strings. Please note that R-Linux stores previously entered search strings.

All Files

If this option is selected, R-Linux applies Advanced Options to all files.

File Extensions

If this option is selected, R-Linux treats specified strings as file extensions

File Masks

If this option is selected, R-Linux treats specified strings as file masks

Regular Expressions

If this option is selected, R-Linux treats specified strings as regular expressions

Options

 

Match case

If this check box is selected, R-Linux makes a case-sensitive search

Look in

Specifies where R-Linux searches for, and marks, files. It can look for them on the Entire disk, From current folder, In the Current folder and subfolders, and in the Current folder only. If From current folder is selected, you may also specify the Direction for the search from the current position in the current folder.

Deleted files

If this check box is selected, R-Linux makes a search among deleted files/folders.

Existing files

If this check box is selected, R-Linux makes a search among existing files/folders.

Find/Mark mode

Specifies what R-Linux does with the found files. It may:

Find all matched files. R-Linux searches for all matched files. The search results appear on the Find Results panel.

Find first matched file. R-Linux stops at the first found file.

Mark matched files. R-Linux marks all found files.

Unmark matched files. R-Linux unmarks all found files.

Please note, that when performing a new find and mark/unmark task, R-Linux does not takes into consideration the previous marked/unmarked state of files. For example, if you first mark all doc files, and then all txt files, all doc files remain marked, too. To unmark them, you should specify doc once again and select Unmark matched files.

Look at

 

Files

If this check box is selected, R-Linux includes files into a search.

Folders

If this check box is selected, R-Linux includes folders into a search.

Direction

Specifies search direction from the current position. Available only if From current folder is selected in Look in.

Advanced Options

Size from/up to

Specifies file size limits.

File Id

Specifies File Id that R-Linux assigns to a file.

Date

Specifies file date boundaries. Files may be Modified/Created/Last Accessed.

>R-Linux will show/mark the found file(s)

If you need to find and mark many files, go to the Find and Mark Multiple Files topic for details.

To repeat the search,

*Click the Find Next or Find Previous buttons

Click to expand/collapse Other ways to repeat the search

Right-click a folder and select Find Next or Find Previous on the context menu

or

Select a folder and select Find Next or Find Previous on the Tools menu

To find all files and show them on the Find Results panel,

*Select Find all on the on the Find dialog box,

or

select Find all on the Tools menu

>R-Linux will show the found files on the Find Results panel