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:

Filter Explanation
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:
size:=10mb..50mb
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.
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