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Windows 7: cannot search for things like photos, files, etc.

23 Aug 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
cannot search for things like photos, files, etc.

With win XP I could choose to have search find things like movies, photos etc. With win 7 there is no such thing? Why did MS remove this? Now I simply have to remember the exact name of a file (I have thousands of files and photos) when I do a search. This is so frustrating. Someone told me I have to use a key word like "Kind" but this is ridiculous as all there should have been was the simple XP search where you had the choice of the genre you wanted to search

Does anyone know of any third party applications that fixes this horrendous problem?

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23 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

If you would like you could use the "*.jpg, *.bmp " any type of file youre looking for . just use the wildcard * with the file extension inside
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24 Aug 2013   #3

windows 7 home premium x64

What if I want to search for all photos irrespective of type? I need the filters that were available with XP search. Does anyone know of a third party application that fixes this problem with win 7 search? Please help!
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