File search types in the Windows 10 file explorer search (using words)

Q. I am trying to find out how I can search for specific files from the File Explorer.

So far, I have found out that you can search for files with specific names if you type “name:<name>” into the search input field.

Were can I find a list of the verbose search commands i.e. a list of the words+column character I should use to search files by other properties than their name?

For example, what should I type if I am trying to list files by file type:




or what?

I know that there is a Search toolbar, but I would like to just type the search into the search field to speed up the process. Also, I do not wish to use Cortana et al. I’d just like to use plain simple verbose search….


You can use the syntax ext:<extension name> in searching for files based on the file type or extension. For example, to look for .txt files, you can use ext:.txt as a search query.

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