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 where.exe - Utilities - Vista

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where.exe is a part of Windows Vista.

Relate to: System Management, File system, Console

Default location: %WinDir%\System32\where.exe

Useful information about: where.exe

Description: Where - Lists location of files

Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)

Size: 36352 (35K)

MD5: FFBC7E9CEC52DC81712295C95267840B

where.exe is used for display the location of files that match the search pattern. By default, the search is done along the current directory and in the paths specified by the PATH environment variable.


WHERE [/R dir] [/Q] [/F] [/T] pattern...

Parameter List:

/R Recursively searches and displays the files that match the

given pattern starting from the specified directory.

/Q Returns only the exit code, without displaying the list

of matched files. (Quiet mode)

/F Displays the matched filename in double quotes.

/T Displays the file size, last modified date and time for all

matched files.

pattern Specifies the search pattern for the files to match.

Wildcards * and ? can be used in the pattern. The

"$env: pattern" and "path:pattern" formats can also be

specified, where "env" is an environment variable and

the search is done in the specified paths of the "env"

environment variable. These formats should not be used

with /R. The search is also done by appending the

extensions of the PATHEXT variable to the pattern.

/? Displays this help message.

NOTE: The tool returns an error level of 0 if the search is

successful, of 1 if the search is unsuccessful and

of 2 for failures or errors.



WHERE myfilename1 myfile????.*

WHERE $windir: *.*

WHERE /R c: \windows *.exe *.dll *.bat

WHERE /Q ??.???

WHERE "c: \windows;c:\windows\system32:*.dll"

WHERE /F /T *.dll

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