How to do Advanced file search in Windows 7?
Here’s a list of search filters you can Type into the search box to narrow things down:
|kind:||This will only search for files of the type that you specify. Some examples are document, folder, picture, and calendar.|
|datemodified:||This will search for anything based on the date that they were last modified.
Note that the mini-calendar will allow you to Select a range of dates if you hold down the Shift key.
|datetaken:||Searches for photos based on the day they were captured.|
|datecreated:||Searches for anything created on the specified date or time range.|
|name:||Windows will only search for files by their name, not contents.|
|type:||This will search for files of a specified extension. Some examples are .bmp, .pdf, .doc, and .mp3. This is similar to the “kind:” filter, but much more specific.|
|tags:||This will search for files based on the metadata tags that are included in the file.|
|size:||Search for a file of a specific size, or you can broaden the search by looking for a range of sizes. To make a custom range, put two periods in-between variables. For example:
|length:||Searches for audio and video clips by length.|
|authors:||You can enter the username of the person who created a file, and search will only display results by that user.|