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Need help including a bracket in Windows' search

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+Elliot B.    1,524

Google Photos has duplicated random photos in random directories and added (1) to the end.

 

As an example: Photo (1)

 

I wish to find delete these duplicates.

 

If I search for any of the following, I simply get a list of all files with 1 in the filename (such as IMG_1957):

 

(1)

"(1)"

" (1)"

 

Any idea what syntax I should use?

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dipsylalapo    1,760

Apparently this seems to work for a single bracket - "*(*"

 

It's goes a little funny if you use "*(1)*" and finds anything with a 1 in the name of the file...you may be able to get away with just using the single bracket.

 

Two things....are you not just able to sort by edit/modify date? Also next time search for parenthesis :p 

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Nick H.    9,708

Just from a quick Google:

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Type this in the search box: name:(~="(2)")

Does that not work (replacing "2" for "1" of course)?

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