How To: Filter Specific File Types Inside The Explorer Window

Everyone knows this scenario: You want to open a file in the File Browser Dialog but the filter is set for a variety of filetypes (e.g. all image formats) but you only want to see the JPEG-Images.


Here is the solution: type (without the quotes) “*.jpg” into  “Filename” textbox and hit “Enter”. Done!

Explanation: the “*” stands for any name so you want to filter any file name with the file type “.jpg”.



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  1. Hello
    I’m a relatively new Windows user and recently upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium on my laptop.
    I do not want to advertise which user accounts are available on my laptop and would prefer the standard Ctl-Alt-Del
    method of logging in.
    I tried the various steps of accessing password management, went to the Advanced tab, but the “Require
    users to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete” check box is grayed out.
    I am the administrator on this lap top, so I am at a loss.
    Is this not possible with Home Premium?
    Am I missing something?
    Thanks in advance,

    Ken Reed

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