I want to filter every mp3 files in certain folder and its sub-folders. I typed *.mp3 in the search box but it is not working.

  • I'm not sure if you can hide files others file if not using terminal, but go to view and click to show by file extension
    – Geo
    Jul 29, 2014 at 1:40
  • @Geo do you mean View by type?
    – Elder Geek
    Feb 27, 2015 at 3:24

2 Answers 2


Press Ctrl+S.

In the appearing dialog you can enter a regex, such as *.mp3, in order to select all matching file names in the folder itself.

dialog for pattern matching


You can search/find.

Press Ctrl+F and enter the extension, like .ogg and all the files with the extension .ogg will be shown, depending on the directories you search in.

It's not quite what you asked for, but it's as close as I can think of.

  • Personally, I think it is exactly what was asked for (either that or I didn't understand the question). This is a very fast way to find all the files that include a given string (in this case extension)
    – Elder Geek
    Feb 27, 2015 at 3:22

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