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This is what i need...
Search keyword in 300000 pdf files on whole disk with 1500000 all kind of files.
Can filelocator do that? And how? Where are the options to limit search by file type (and to skip all other files)?
Thank you,
Kris

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Hi Dave, Thank you for the very useful response. Now I know that the "file name" means "file type" and search is working properly. Thanks again, Kris

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This is exactly the sort of thing Mythicsoft search products do. To restrict the search to only PDF file types use the 'File name' field and enter something like: *.pdf

![Searching for PDF files][1]

If you want to restrict the search to multiple types you can separate the types using a semi-colon, e.g. to restrict the search to PDF, TXT and DOC files:

*.pdf;*.txt;*.doc

If you know part of the file name you can restrict the search using a colon, e.g. to restrict the search to PDF files with the word 'tortoise' use: *.pdf:tortoise

![PDF files with Tortoise in the name][2]

The same trick works with groups of files, e.g. to restrict the search to PDF, TXT, and DOC files with the word 'help' you could use:

*.pdf;*.txt;*.doc:help

Note: Some of the functionality described is only available with FileLocator Pro version 6.5 and higher.
[1]: http://qa.mythicsoft.com/upfiles/pdf_2.png
[2]: http://qa.mythicsoft.com/upfiles/pdf-name.png

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Hi Dave,
Thank you for the very useful response.
Now I know that the "file name" means "file type" and search is working properly.
Thanks again,
Kris

answered by (70 points)
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