Quote: Originally Posted by Schmich
I never included it in any library however it is listed in the Indexing Options. Its format is NTFS and the build is 7137.
According to my drop down all there is is a (nice) Date modified and a (very simple, can't choose my own sizes) size option. For other things I will need to know the syntax.
The intial start/windows key search bar is great and quick but I meant for advanced searching.
Unless the searching is just broken on my machine I'd say the search can sometimes be quite incomplete. Back when I was on Windows XP I thought there were things lacking as well. An example would be being able to tick what folders you want to search instead of searching just one "branch" (if I can call it that way) at a time. Less useful with index searching of course but more useful as storage increases. I guess being able to add many different search queries would be nice.
Eg. 1. find a file with name XXXXX or YYYYYY
Eg. 2. find a file XXXXX that was created between date A and B and/or date D and E.
Other than that I've been very pleased with Windows 7.
edit: oh I also wish we could pin the taskbar previews =)
Actually, you already have what you want, you just haven't given yourself the opportunity to see it:
1) Click the "Start Orb", and enter your search query in the Search field, then when you have a set of results, click the "See more results" link:
2) A normal Windows Explorer Search window will open. Scroll all the way down, then click "Custom...":
3) Filter your search down to specific folders by selecting specific drives/folders:
But then again, I've found that if I already know in which folder (or set of folders) a particular file exists, then I don't need to use search at all, so it's kind of a moot point.
You can also use Windows Help:
1) Click the Start Orb
2) Click "Help and Support"
3) In the Help window, search for "search"
4) Click on the second result "Searching in Windows: Frequently Asked Questions". Result 6 is also handy: "Improve Windows searches using the search index: Frequently Asked Questions"