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Feature Request: Add Glob support to "Look In" field

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Would love to be able to search with syntax like:

base/**/*.txt; !base/foo

(search all txt files below base/, but exclude the base/foo folder and all of its sub-folders)

asked Jun 14, 2016 by jmarsch (30 points)

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As you're probably aware you can achieve what you want in FileLocator Pro with:

File name:      *.txt
Containing Text: 
Look In:         C:\Base;!C:\Base\foo

The Look In field does support expressions, e.g. to search within only ZIP files in the Base folder

Look In:         C:\Base\*.zip

However, this only works for file types that are container types, such as ZIP, RAR, PST etc. I'll add your request to the Issue Tracker.

answered Jun 14, 2016 by dave (55,690 points)