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Windows 7: Find files created between two dates in any ?

08 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 64bit pro
Find files created between two dates in any ?

I created some files between lets say 15 and 19 August, not sure of the year, in the last 10 years, how can I find them in win7 64bit pro ?

I am hoping to avoid doing a search each time for a specific year, can one search on date disregarding year ?

Furthermore find only has a filter date modified, it says add a search filter yet doesnt have a list of choices, where are other filters to be found ?

In all, it seems archaic compared to winXP explorer search, as I cant see the options that I was used to.


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08 Jan 2016   #2
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Windows 7 Ult. x64

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08 Jan 2016   #3

Windows 7 64bit pro

thats a question i just posted in another thread, not sure how that answers this question ? !

Also it starts searching before I even finish entering the dates, and then if I alter 2007 to 2008, nothing happens, there is no activate search button, I have to sometimes close the window, then open it, go back to that search window select my last entry then it starts searching.
Its total crap compared to winxp and searching is crucial to pc use.

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09 Jan 2016   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Well in my opinion you'd need a file search utility. Here's one that I use. "Search My Files"

It can be run in portable mode without installation:
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Note: This app might get flagged up as malware by some scanners.

Scan reports for Search My Files - author Karsten Funk:
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Some applications are designed to be used by sophisticated users and often, these types of applications dig deep into the operating system replicating the behavior of malware - at least according to many online virus scanners.

Make up your own mind on the issue. I say this app is safe to use and that the detections are false positives.

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Check "date created" but also check "extended file attributes" and check "date created" there as well.

If you mess up settings at any time exit the program and delete the SMF.ini file from the program's folder.

Select locations to search and run the search. In the results window filter by month. So for July (any year) use /07/

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So you get a list of all files created in specified locations in July regardless of the year.

If it is a huge list you can export to .csv and sort/ filter by day(s) of month using your spreadsheet application.

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21 Oct 2016   #5

Windows 7 64bit pro

Hi, bit late re-lying, I shall consider that prog, so MS doesnt have such function then.

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21 Oct 2016   #6

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBenz View Post
I shall consider that prog, so MS doesnt have such function then.
If by that you mean Windows doesn’t offer a way to do this, then no, it’s not impossible with builtin tools; Windows Explorer just doesn't allow you to go so precise with dates.

For example, using the OP’s example, these PowerShell lines will list items that were created between the dates August 15 to August 19 (inclusive), of any year, and only if created after the current date, ten years ago.

$lower = (Get-Date 'Jul 15')
$upper = (Get-Date 'Aug 19')
$since = (Get-Date).AddYears(-10)

$lower = [Tuple]::Create($lower.Month, $lower.Day)
$upper = [Tuple]::Create($upper.Month, $upper.Day)

gci -r | ?{
	$curr = [Tuple]::Create($_.CreationTime.Month, $_.CreationTime.Day)
	($lower -le $curr) -and ($curr -le $upper) -and ($_.CreationTime -gt $since)
} | %{
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