Partial Filename Search Not Working

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raywood
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Partial Filename Search Not Working

Post by raywood » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:56 am

I've been using Everything for years. I'm very happy with it.

Suddenly, today, for some reason, partial filename search is not working anymore. I'm using Windows 10 Pro 1709, not updated in the last several days. I type activ into the search bar, and it doesn't show files with "activity" or "active" in their names. It doesn't show anything until I type the full word (e.g., activity). Then it shows files containing only the complete words I've typed. I've tried rebuilding the index, to no avail.

ovg
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Re: Partial Filename Search Not Working

Post by ovg » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:03 am

It seems you activated Match Whole Word setting in Search Menu. ( Ctrl + B).
Does "WHOLE WORD" present in low right corner of Everything window?

raywood
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Re: Partial Filename Search Not Working

Post by raywood » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:33 am

Well, that's pretty impressive. You solved my problem, and you did it before I even had a chance to waste a whole lot of time on it. Thank you!

I guess we are saying that there's nothing in Tools > Options to control this. I played with the seemingly relevant settings repeatedly, to no avail. Should I suggest that an option be added there (perhaps next to "Match whole filenames when using wildcards" in the Search tab)?

vanisk
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Re: Partial Filename Search Not Working

Post by vanisk » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:08 pm

"Match Whole Word" and "Match whole filenames when using wildcards" are 2 different options. I usually disable "Match whole filenames when using wildcards" and control it with my search text. (I hope this is what you meant).

wfn: or wholefilename:
Match the whole file name

nowfn: or nowholefilename:
Do not match the whole file name

therube
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Re: Partial Filename Search Not Working

Post by therube » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:56 pm

there's nothing in Tools > Options to control this
As mentioned, it is under, the Search menu item.

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