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Windows 7: how do I add a Search filter for all movie files in the search box

13 Dec 2015   #1
Kunwar Bedi

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
how do I add a Search filter for all movie files in the search box

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. On the right hand corner I see my search but in filters I only see the parameters of date modified and size. I would like to put a filter for all movie files ( instead of putting mov, mpg, avi one after the other to catch all the movies) Similarly, I would also like to put search for all photos

Please advise, thanks


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13 Dec 2015   #2
idontknowmyname

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit sp1
 
 

I think the library function would work well if you have save those files in the My Pictures/My Videos library folders. Open Libraries in explorer and see what you get. Or try Media Center
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14 Dec 2015   #3
Acecool

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

There is a file type modifier and there are categories too... They're, unfortunately, not known to the common user because there is no help dialog or information in the popup other than datemodified and size which show in the dialog.. If you've used the modifier in the past, it should appear when you start typing, provided the first letter aligns with the first letter of the modifier..

To look for a kind of file, use kind: or kinds: followed by your selection.
Note: The following list of selections will show ( Calendar, Communication, Contact, Document, E-Mail, Feed, Folder, Game, Instant Message, Journal, Link, Movie, Music, Note, Picture, Program, Recorded TV, Saved Search, Task, Video, and Web History )

For types ( extensions ) use type: followed by the extension.

You can also add tags to files; these are keywords YOU define. To look for these, use tag: or tags: followed by your keywords.

To search for a file author, use author: or authors: followed by the author.

There are many more search features at your disposal such as logical keywords ( AND, NOT, etc.. ), other identifiers / tags such as those listed above to help narrow your search. Please refer to the following site for a, hopefully, full workup of the search features: Tips for finding files
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