PSearchW

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By Bryan Keadle



This tool scans your path for some named filespec. This is handy for:


- determine which file a computer is "finding" first. Sometimes you'll find different versions of the same filename along a path. This can cause unexpected results...especially for .DLL files...DLL Hell! Find which .DLL (and how many) of the named .DLL is in your path:




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- find the command that you can't quite remember. Do you have a bunch of batch files and utility programs, but can't always find or remember their name? If you know any part of it, search using a wildcard like:

PSearchW *password*




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From the dialog of found files, you are given options to Copy, Delete, create a shortcut, explore to the directory, run the program, etc.

If no extension is specified, only executable programs are searched (according to the PATHEXT environment variable). Track down same-name files but with different extensions...and in the extension execution order!



PSEARCHW COMMAND




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If you're looking for a non-executable file, specify the extension, such as a .DLL file:



PSearchW CTL*.DLL:




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