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Is there any way I can search based on the last three digits of a file name?

I have a file with many invoices that are easy to reference with the last three numbers. Is there any way I can search something like *765 to search for ends with 765

Another example.. sometimes files are prefixed with a 0, sometimes not.. 093241251 vs 93241251 and if I just search 93241251 it will not find the 0 prefix version

  • Doesn't just searching on "765" work? – ale Jun 4 '15 at 22:00
  • I thought it would too but unfortunately not.. I think if there was a space it would – Troy Cosentino Jun 5 '15 at 3:31
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Short Answer

Google Drive UI title search doesn't search for word variants and doesn't include wildcards.

Workarounds

Some alternatives are:

  • do a search to display all the related files, then use the browser in-page search (Ctrl+F),
  • use Google Drive for PC/Mac to be able to use the OS file search features,
  • use a Google Apps Script / Google Drive API to list the files in a index file, then use an app with more search features, i.e. Google Sheets.

Notes

  • If Google Drive search returned many results, you should scroll down before using the browser in-page search
  • There are threads in the Google Drive Help Forum about disabling the use of the index to make the file search work for files in the Google Drive folder.

References

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