Filter syntax for subfolders

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Filter syntax for subfolders

Post by *Mihai-Edward » 2019-05-12, 07:20 UTC

Hello!

Let's say I have a folder named MUSIC, with a lot a subfolders. In this folder MUSIC, want to filter all folders that contain a specific artist (e.g. MICHAEL). So I use Ctrl+F12 and type *MICHAEL*\ to get only folders containing word MICHAEL. All good so far. Now, if i want to access every MICHAEL folder and see what folders and files contains, i cant because of my filter. They look all empty.

My question: Is there a way to apply a filter that's show me all folders and files in subfolders?
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Re: Filter sintax for subfolders

Post by *Dalai » 2019-05-12, 17:40 UTC

The simple way is to open the MICHAEL subdirs in the opposite panel by pressing Ctrl+Left-Arrow or Ctrl+Right-Arrow respectively (assuming that there's not filter applied in the opposite panel).

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Re: Filter syntax for subfolders

Post by *Mihai-Edward » 2019-05-12, 19:21 UTC

Thank you, Dalai! I know about this function but I was wondering if there is a way to do it in the same panel, using a filter syntax.

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Re: Filter syntax for subfolders

Post by *Dalai » 2019-05-12, 20:27 UTC

Another way is to use the quick filter (Ctrl+S) instead of the "permanent" filter via Ctrl+F12. Press Ctrl+S, type *MICHAEL* (or whatever filter term you need), then press ESC once to hide the filter input box and return focus to normal panel. As soon as you enter any directory, the quick filter will reset, i.e. you will see everything in the subdirs. To activate the same quick filter again, press Ctrl+Shift+S.

I don't know of any other way to achieve what you want.

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Re: Filter syntax for subfolders

Post by *Mihai-Edward » 2019-05-13, 06:25 UTC

Thank you for your tips, Dalai!

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