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Search parameters Search Patterns

Basic Searching

To use ZipScan, you need to specify the name of the files that you are searching for. You enter this in the edit box at the top of the Search Parameters Window. You also need to specify which drive, directory or archive file you wish to search. This is done by clicking the ‘Where to Search’ button in the Search Parameters Window.

ZipScan enables you to search for files quickly. When searching, it can look inside Zip files and other archive files.

Notice that the Search Parameters Window has tabs at the top. Clicking on the ‘Results’ tab lets you manage the files that were found during your search.

Firstly, look at the edit box at the top of the Search Parameters Window. Enter the name of the file that you are searching for. This can include wildcard characters; for example, you can search for all text files by entering ‘*.txt’ as the filename.

Click here to see more information on filename search patterns.

Next, click on the ‘Where to Search’ button. A dialog will open, allowing you to choose where you want to begin your search. This can be a directory, a drive on your computer or a single archive file.

This dialog also lets you choose what to search. For example, if you want to find files that are stored inside Zip files, check the ‘Zip files’ box. If you also want to include files that are in directories (that is, not inside an archive file) check the ‘Directories’ box.

Now, you can click the green ‘Search’ button to begin your search.

Notice that the Search Parameters Window switches to the ‘Results’ tab when you start the search. This tab includes buttons that pause or abort the search. As your search finds files, they will appear in the results list on the right of the window. These files can be opened or extracted from the archive files in which they are stored.

Click here to see examples of ZipScan searches.

Click here for a full explanation of search parameters.