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    Hi Ray
    i was doing some "comparative tests" between OSF full (v. 1.0 build 1004 64bit) and an old version of Accessdata FTK, i have indexed an hard drive image and made the same search ("myname") in both products

    FTK gave me 2629 results in 139 files
    OSF gave 10 results in 5 files

    investigating the reason for a difference so big i realized that most
    of the time the string i was searching was present in the form of an
    e-mail address and if i search the complete address in OSF it gives
    some different results so i started testing search strings like "myna*"
    and have 0 results !!!
    The only way i could have wildcard search to work was searching
    "*myna*" but also in this form the results were missing the files where
    the string was present as a full e-mail address (

    So i think there i s definitely something not working with wildcard indexed searches.

  • #2
    I agree, this is strange. I reproduced it here. We'll look into it and fix it up.


    • #3
      I think you must be on the beta build of 1004.

      We've confirmed that this is a bug in that release. Wildcards are matching on stemmed variant words but not for unstemmable words (like e-mail addresses).

      It will be fixed in the next release (the final V1.0 build 1004) which should be available sometime this week. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
      Last edited by Ray (PassMark); 12-01-2011, 11:13 PM.
      PassMark Software


      • #4
        New build in out, and should correct this issue.