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Windows 7: Where is advanced search option?

01 Feb 2011   #1
iamtheone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Where is advanced search option?

I have w7 ultimate x64, a recent upgrade from Vista x86. However i can't find the "advanced search" options, whereby previously in vista, I right clicked on the drive or folder I want to search then I could input my search parameters.

Windows 7 seems to have extremely poor search capabilities, because I can't specify a lot of things like I did before.

For example I am unable to set the search to files more than 1gb in size, because there is only "gigantic" which is pathetically small at 128mb.

How to fix this?


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01 Feb 2011   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Click Start then Computer.

When the window below opens select drive you wish to Search then enter query in top right where it says Search.

Search bar at the start menu is a bit more limited.

Option Two here also.
Search in Windows 7

These also may be helpful.
How to Have More Accurate Search Results in Windows 7 and Vista
How to Configure and Fully Utilize Windows 7 Search

Mike


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01 Feb 2011   #3
iamtheone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Click Start then Computer.

When the window below opens select drive you wish to Search then enter query in top right where it says Search.

Search bar at the start menu is a bit more limited.
Mike

Option Two here also.
Search in Windows 7
So I have to manually enter search functions? Am I right that the Vista advanced search screen is gone for good?

thx
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01 Feb 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Never used Vista.

Try option two here.
Search in Windows 7

Either this or what I posted for the drive selection is Windows Explorer.

Mike
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