Discussion in 'Feedback' started by sulong, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. Is there a way to use "Search" to find a list of post with attachments?

    For instance, all post containing excel attachments in software forum.

    If so, how do I do it?

    If not, it would sure be nice to be able to do it.


  2. tuna


    Not the perfect solution but try entering
    .xls .png .jpg .gif
    in the search box

  3. Thanks for the suggestion.

    I tried it, and it did not work.
  4. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    That type of search is not possible right now. However, I do like the idea of having that type of functionality.
  5. have had success with this before by entering *.xls in the search box
  6. I have noticed that the search feature could be a
    bit more robust generally.

    searching for posts with attachments would be
    a great one.

    Also searching for phrases would rock and IMO
    reduce a lot of redudant threads being started.
    I find that if I search for something for a while
    and can't find it I just say "screw it" and start a
    thread. Lots of time someone will chime in
    immediately with a prior thread on the same

  7. nitro



    Another useful search would be a search within a thread, so a "search this thread" search.


  8. As long as we're making suggestions :D

    A way to "mark" threads we find in our searches, and have those "marks" in our account page, for later, or repeated reference, would also help.
  9. I have inadvertently stumbled upon an undocumented feature, perhaps inserted as a backdoor by the software developers, which does in fact allow for a modified search of this type. The syntax is the same as for the advanced search, but with the addition of [file extension]>>[link]. The search engine returns a list of links. Following is an example :

    To find all posts that contain "beautiful woman" and an attached .gif, enter the following :

    beautiful AND woman [gif]>>[link]

    The result is :