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As the title suggests, I can search like so:

filename:{asf asx avi divx flv m4v mkv mov mp4 mpeg mpg ogm wmv}

Or

filename:example.pdf

But I want to search on filename with regex. Something like:

filename:*ampl*

To find a file named example.xlsx.

Any ideas?

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Gmail's search does not support RegEx, but this method may work for you. (disclaimer: I have not tried it.) –  phantom42 Dec 2 '13 at 20:26
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It doesn't look like you can use wildcards, but filename:example should work. In my tests, filename:string worked in finding attachments with the word "string" in the filename. –  Al E. Dec 2 '13 at 21:18
    
@AlEverett but filename:strin, which is what the OP is looking for, doesn’t work. Not in my tests anyway. –  Alex Dec 3 '13 at 8:02
    
@Alex: It works, admittedly, in a narrow set of circumstances. Unfortunately, that's all we've got right now. –  Al E. Dec 3 '13 at 14:00

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Just use filename:ampl to search all attachments with the word "ampl" in the name.

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Have you tested it? Because in my tests, it doesn’t work. –  Alex Dec 3 '13 at 8:16
    
Tested. Works for me. –  user2285323 Dec 3 '13 at 8:18
    
@Alex you are right, there should be a separate word ampl in the filename :( –  user2285323 Dec 3 '13 at 10:33
    
Since your suggestion obviously doesn't work, you should delete it. –  Al E. Dec 19 '13 at 1:19

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