Search Files by File Attributes

Sometimes, it may be required to search files by file attributes. For these purposes, VX Search provides the file attributes file matching rule. Select the 'Search Files With the File Attributes' file matching rule, select an appropriate attribute matching operator and press the 'Select' button to select the attributes to be checked.

On the attributes select dialog, check all the attributes that should be tested and press the 'Ok' button. When the operator is set to 'Having Attributes', VX Search will search files having all the selected file attributes. Otherwise, VX Search will search files having none of the selected file attributes.

The negative operator is especially useful when the user needs to find all files related to a specific file category, but skip all protected system and hidden files. The attributes file matching rule may be combined with other types of file matching rules allowing one to precisely select the required files.