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Use Filetype in your Google Searches

Google searches are still a lot of work. It's easy to put in a query, but finding the perfect answer out of the thousands of responses requires a lot of scanning and review.

If you know you're looking for a specific thing, such as a PDF document, include that in the Google Search.

It's easy to do, just add "filetype:" and then include whatever file format you need.

Google supports Filetype: has a list of the searchable formats.

Constraining your searches is a powerful way to help you find what you're seeking that much faster. Add "filetype" to your searching vocabulary


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