Search for multiple files (file names) at once in Windows Explorer
Pressing F3 while you are in Windows Explorer will move your cursor in the search box, as you may know. To search for a file you can use some criteria to limit the results, but what can you do if you need to search for several files (different file names) on a single search?
This is a rare case perhaps, that Windows won’t support right now; yet, there is a solution and it is easy! First of all you need to download SearchMyFiles, a small in size but great in functionality tool. This little utility will let you perform searches in Windows Explorer for several files at once. You can use it, for example, if you have a list of songs and you need to locate them as fast as possible in order to add them to a playlist. To find multiple files at once, write at the “Files Wildcards” search box of the program your entries in this manner:
*Not Fade Away*;*Tell Me*;*All Over Now*; etc.
When you press the “Start Search” button SearchMyFiles will bring you results that will include together all these three songs. You can save the results as full paths giving them an m3u ending, ready to open in Winamp or other player for the final configuration of your playlist.
* Check also this list with the best free web search programs and utilities, and this one with the best free file and folder search tools, simple and advanced. Enjoy!