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Windows 7: Win 7 Equivalent of Vista Advanced Search


03 Nov 2009   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 
Win 7 Equivalent of Vista Advanced Search

Several times each week under Vista, I would search 4 of 16 folders under a master data folder for all files that were modified in those 4 folders on one specific day. This was an easy one-step operation using Vista's Advanced Search capability. I selected the four folders with the Browse option, specified the date, and chose File modified. Despite glowing reviews of Win 7's search capabilities, I have found no equivalent one-step operation to do the same thing. Is it possible?

I can search from the master folder, but then I get changed files in all 16 subfolders and hundreds of hits I don't want. Or I can search the four folders of interest separately by doing four times as much work. Any suggestions?

--Jim--



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03 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Advanced search techniques - Windows Vista Team Blog - The Windows Blog
It is all done within the search box now. In fact you get a drop down "Datemodified" and a calendar when you click on the search box. Just click on the blue text.
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03 Nov 2009   #3

Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Advanced search techniques - Windows Vista Team Blog - The Windows Blog
It is all done within the search box now. In fact you get a drop down "Datemodified" and a calendar when you click on the search box. Just click on the blue text.
I have done several searches using the drop down and selecting a date modified. I agree that that part is easy and user friendly. The piece of the puzzle I am missing (and maybe Windows 7 is missing) is how to search 4 and only 4 out of 16 folders that are subordinate to a master folder in a single operation.

--Jim--
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