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How To Search For Directory Listings 1

Directory listing has several features that you can make use of to locate actual listings in Google's search results.

The most obvious is the Index of phrase that appears in the title of all directory listings. However, you will realize that simply submitting intitle:index.of will simply not work that well - Google returns far too many false results. To prevent this, we can make use of other key phrases that appears on directory listings, such as Parent Directory and Last modified.

intitle:index.of "parent.directory" password OR passwd OR pw
intitle:index.of "parent.directory" image OR img
intitle:index.of "parent.directory" +mp3

Name, Size, and Description do not serve as good search terms because they are too common even when combined with the inanchor operator. You can add more search terms with other operators to narrow your search results. inurl and filetype are good operators for combinations in this case.

Another method to filter out false results is to make use of the server version located at the bottom of directory listings. Try to include the phrase server.at in your search query.

Note that some directory listings do not include server information, so use the server.at phrase a last resort if Google returns millions of hits even after refining your searches.