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Google Search - how to search specific file type

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In this article, we would like to show you how to search for a specific file type in Google Search.

1. Using filetype

To find a specific file type in Google we use filetype: operator with the file type we want to search.

PDF file search example:

Google Search - pdf file search example
Google Search - pdf file search example

DOC file search example:

Google Search - doc file search example
Google Search - doc file search example

PPT file search example:

Google Search - ppt file search example
Google Search - ppt file search example

Note: 

You can also use ext which is undocumented alias for filetype.

3. Using advanced search

Go to the Settings -> Advanced search

Google Search - Advanced search example
Google Search - Advanced search example

Then choose a file format 

Google Search - file type choosing
Google Search - file type choosing

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