Searching for a batch of files through the library filter "Filename contains" appears broken

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Searching for a batch of files by library filter "Filename contains" followed by a comma-separated filename string appears broken. I have used this method with client proofing galleries on Photoshelter.com for years, but it doesn't work anymore under 6.7 and 6.8. I have been able to work around it by using Jeffrey’s “Extended Search” Lightroom Plugin for now, but that shouldn't really be necessary.
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motionblur,

I am unable to duplicate what you are seeing. 
Example: Filename > Contains > 9998, 9999 yields images IMG_9998.dng and IMG_9999.dng respectively.  (CC2015.8)

Can you provide your OS, Version, and an example of your filter criteria?
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A full-resolution screenshot of the entire LR window would be very helpful troubleshooting this.
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Sorry, my bad. Some mysterious fluke has occured, and some of the files were outright missing after transfer from my laptop, even though the folder structure and help files (and how long the transfer took) gave the impression of the transfer being  complete. For some reason I was having trouble finding the files that WERE present too initially, but after quitting Lr and making another unsuccesful attempt, and then rebooting, then Lr found the files that were actually present (fbut of course not the missing ones, but it took a little while before I understodd that that was indeed the culprit)...Sorry!
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Glad you got it resolved.