File size filter for "find in files" function



  • When we want to search text in a directory using Notepad++, it will take some time if the directory contains large binary files.

    Usually, the text files we want to search is below 1MB, so if there’s a file size filter for “find in files” function, it will be much easier for us to search.

    You may think that I can use the file extensions filter to filter out binary files. But sometimes we don’t know what files will contains the text and what binary files are in the directory.



  • Admittedly, it’s a limitation with no great workaround. Your best course of action would be to create a feature request for this if the same one doesn’t already exist (search first before creating new).


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