[c#] Linq filter List<string> where it contains a string value from another List<string>

I have 2 List objects (simplified):

var fileList = Directory.EnumerateFiles(baseSourceFolderStr, fileNameStartStr + "*", SearchOption.AllDirectories);

var filterList = new List<string>();

I want to filter the fileLst to return only files containing any of folder names from the filterList. (I hope that makes sense..)

I have tried the following expression, but this always returns an empty list.

var filteredFileList = fileList.Where(fl => fl.Any(x => filterList.Contains(x.ToString())));

I can't seem to make sense of why I am getting nothing, clearly I am missing something, but I have no idea what.


Ok, so it appears I should have been clearer in my question, I was trying to search for files in my fileList with a substring containing string values from my filterList. I have marked the answer below for those who are trying to do a similar thing.

This question is related to c# .net linq list filtering

The answer is

its even easier:

fileList.Where(item => filterList.Contains(item))

in case you want to filter not for an exact match but for a "contains" you can use this expression:

var t = fileList.Where(file => filterList.Any(folder => file.ToUpperInvariant().Contains(folder.ToUpperInvariant())));

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