Not sure why it wouldn't find the exact file path if you type it in, but doing a *. for a find would be a syntax error because you aren't specifying a file type. Try *.txt or *.dat or whatever you want and see if that makes the syntax error message go away
Thanks for your response.
Here is what we have learned:
We should not put the regular expression value in single quotes - eliminates the error.
The problem is, the Find operation always returns an empty list no matter what criteria we enter - even C:\ with criteria = *.*
ES 2 is running on a Windows 2003 machine.
Not sure if you have found the solution already, but use ".*" (without the quotes) in your find operation. Worked for me.
OK - so I have the answer.
The Regular Expression needs to be a real Regular Expression.
This is as opposed to the 8.2 version that the documentation said used a Regular Expression, but actually takes the asterisk style match strings.
Seems obvious once you realize the change.
Thanks to all.