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Windows 7: Need find a file copied from one location to another if forgot name

08 Jan 2016   #1
DBenz

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Need find a file copied from one location to another if forgot name

Hi,
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I was in a picture browser and selecte a load of files and copied them to a folder but looking in that folder they are not there, others I did are there, guess I selected the wrong folder that one time.

Can I do a search on copied files ?

DBenz


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08 Jan 2016   #2
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

if you know the name of the file you can search and find it.
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08 Jan 2016   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Try searching the destination drive/folder by "Date modified" (using Windows Explorer).

Another option would be to install a 3rd party file manager that has a folder comparison tool (like FreeCommander).
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08 Jan 2016   #4
DBenz

Windows 7 64bit pro
 
 

Hi, would date modified aply to just copied files, as opposed to those amended in some small way and saved ?

I dont the files name by the way

DBenz
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08 Jan 2016   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
My Bad

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBenz View Post
Hi, would date modified aply to just copied files, as opposed to those amended in some small way and saved ?
Sorry my bad.

I was thinking about File Permissions (they can change depending on whether you copied the files, or moved them).

The date on the destination folder should have changed when you accidentally copied the files to it.

I've just tried it on folders that I have created previously.
If I copied or moved a file to a folder, the "Date Modified" value changed to today's date.
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