LKBEN11047: Howto narrow your google search to specific filetypes only


You want to search the internet but only want to have certain filetypes as return


Better searching


In the google search you can specify the filetype you would like to have in your results. This can be easily done by just adding the word "filetype" followed by a colon and the filetype.

e.g.  The following will search for the words "netbeans", "visual" and "web" and deliver the pdf files:

filetype:pdf netbeans visual web

This will search for powerpoint files containing the same words: 

filetype:ppt netbeans visual web



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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.