Windows 7 – How to search for files with no extension

This search term can be used to search for files with no extension, for example

  • filename

when it should be

  • filename.zip

The search term is not perfect, as it brings up other abnormalities such as ._filename.zip or filename.zip<space> or filename.zip 2 – but it does a good job still and these abnormalities are things that should also be check.

ext:[] NOT kind:folder

 To use, simply browse to the root level folder that you want to search and enter the search term into the search box.

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