Easy Search for Files in Windows 10 Using Command Prompt

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When you start looking for files in File Explorer, it takes years. However, there is a very effective method, not yet that well known, that can help you find files much faster than you might expect. This method uses the command prompt that hardly anyone knows or uses. Let's explore this method.

Solution: Use the command prompt

Method 1: Find files with full file name

Step 1: Go to Home at the desk and type Symbol of the system in the search field. Click on the result.



Step 2: A Symbol of the system type the command in the following format and press Log in:

where /r Drive_Letter: *file_name*

Replace the Drive letter e file name with the desired drive and file name.

For example, here we want to go to VLC in C To drive.

This will activate all files in C Drive with file name VLC.

Step 3: Now select the file you want to open and right click to copy it.

For example, let's copy the file .mp4 archive.

4 phase: Paste the copied file into the file address bar Browser on file and hit Log in to go to the specific location.

Method 2: Find files starting with the file name

Step 1: Run the command in the following format and press Log in:

where / r Drive letter: filename *


* Note: here we have simply removed the first star at the beginning. Replace the drive and file name with the drive and file name of your choice.


So, for example, we are looking for VLC in C to drive.


Now follow the file 3 pass e Phase 4 da 1 method to go to the file path or open the file.

Method 3: find files with file format

Step 1: Run the command in the following format and press Log in:

where /r Drive_Letter: *file_format*

So, for example, we are looking for files in C Guide starting from .mp4 Format. The command will look like this:


dove / r Cr: *.mp4*

Now follow the file 3 pass e Phase 4 da 1 method to go to the file path or open the file.

How to copy the list of files to the clipboard

Step 1: Run the command in the following format and press Log in:

where /r c: *vlc* | clip

You can replace the file name (highlighted part) with the desired file name and also the drive.

Now open a file pad and paste. It will copy all the filenames into the file pad.

Method 4: find files using directories

Step 1: We have to go to that position first. For this, type the initial of the unit followed by a colon and press Log in.

For example, we want to go to C Drive. You can go to any of the units you wish.

Step 2: Now, run the command in the following format and hit Log in:

dir /b/s *file_name*

Replace the file name with the file you want to go to. For example, we want to open VLC.

That is. This is the fastest way to open files and save time.

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