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Windows 7: Search

07 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64

My wife is asking me to show her how to do a search for files modified within a certain date range. She is not the type to remember syntax like datemodified:, she wants to do it like we've done in the past with Vista where you click in boxes and fill in the dates. I am not seeing this option.


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07 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Here is our great tut on the subject
Search in Windows 7
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07 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hey, I've just figured out that I can do it by Shift-clicking a second date. I'm not sure if she'll be happy with that. Is there a way to access the advanced search options like on the older versions of Windows? The filter dropdown seems a bit limited.

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07 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks Richc, but I'd already read through the tutorial. It does not seem to address this issue, as far as I can see anyway. And I don't see the old Advanced Search dialog shown in the tutorial. Has that been done away with?
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07 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Use free "Agent Ransack". Your wife will love it.

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08 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

mjf, thanks for the link. I'll take a look at it, but I'd like to see if I can find the options I need in Windows Search.
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08 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

This should work: When you want to search in particular window, choose date modified, in the calendar choose date and drag the cursor to the last date you want to perform search on. There you have it, date range search
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08 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

That works nicely, thanks.
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