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    Hello,

    I have a folder that contains many folders and files.
    I know how to do a search for a specific file type such as .jpg.
    In this case though, I want to do just the opposite.
    I would like to do a search on any file type except .jpg.
    Is this possible?

    Thanks,
    HandyAndy
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyAndy View Post
    I have a folder that contains many folders and files.
    I know how to do a search for a specific file type such as .jpg.
    In this case though, I want to do just the opposite.
    I would like to do a search on any file type except .jpg.
    As long as you are using Windows Desktop Search see Advanced Query Syntax.

    Joe

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    Or try Treesize free?

    [Edit] Oops! Only available in the pro version, sorry.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks, but I realized there was an easier way to accomplish what I wanted.
    Here is how I did it:

    1) Search the main folder off all its contents, including sub folders.
    2) After the search has completed click on "Type" at the top of the search result list. (That arranges the list in order of file types from A - Z.)
    3) Select all the files of the file type that you DO NOT want selected.
    4) From the menu at the top click on "Edit" then click on "Invert Selection".
    5) Now all files are selected except the ones of the file type that you don't want selected.
    6) You can now delete, move, or copy them.

    The folder that I search had 26,000 files in the search results, so I had the
    hour glass appear for a few seconds while completing some of the above steps.
    I mention this because, depending on how many files turn up in the search results, and
    how fast your computer is; Windows (explorer.exe) may appear to freeze for a while.

    Thanks for your help anyway.........
    Take care,
    HandyAndy
    Time can fix anything.....even a broken clock. - Handy Andy

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