"Find files" command
This command is accessible both in file management and in archive management modes. Using "Find files" dialog it is possible to search for files contained the specified string either in the opened archive or in selected folders or disks. Dialog items are described below.
By default it contains "*", what means to check all files. You may enter other file mask here, for example, "*.txt" to search only in .txt files. It is allowed to enter several file masks separated by spaces. If you need to specify a file name containing spaces, enclose it in quotes.
Here you may enter a string to find. If you leave this field blank, WinRAR will display all files matching other specified criteria.
Enables case sensitive string comparison.
Use ANSI, Unicode and OEM (MS DOS) character tables when searching for string. If this option is off, WinRAR uses only the default Windows character table (ANSI) in the search operation.
Treat the entered string as sequence of hexadecimal values separated by spaces.
This field contains list of disks, folders or archive names to search in. Also you may select predefined <Current folder>, <Local hard drives> also as separate disks from the drop down list.
Archive types to search in. By default it contains "*", what means "all archive formats", but, for example, you may enter "*.rar" to search data only in rar archives. It is allowed to enter several archive masks separated by spaces. Because of technical limitations WinRAR is not able to search for text in ACE and 7-ZIP archives, other formats supported by WinRAR are supported here.
Forces WinRAR to search not only in the specified folder, but also in its subfolders.
If enabled, WinRAR will search in usual not archived files matching the specified file name.
Enables to search in the archived files. You may set both "Find in files" and "Find in archives" to search a desired string both in archives and in usual files.
This button saves the current state of dialog, so it will be automatically restored when activated next time.