Search treats certain non-alphanumeric characters as 'white space',
equivalent to a space, unless they are part of an exact match string. To
specify an exact match string, use ="string", to use wildcards (*,?) within
the string use ~"*string*".
So, for your specific search, type the following in the Search box:
The use of 'name:' limits search to filename, doesn't search other
properties or file contents
Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
"GamerUK" <GamerUK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Why can the search facility not distinguish between [square] and (round)
> brackets in filenames?
> For example, I am seaching for a file with "[!]" in the filename, I get
> not only for files with "[!]" but also for files with "(!)" in the
> This annoying problem definitely does not exist in windows XP SP2 search
> I would be grateful for any help.
> Thank you.