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Windows 7: Search Facility

23 Dec 2009   #1
maz1944

windows 7
 
 
Search Facility

Hi I'm a newbie...until recently I had xp as my operating system and found the start/ search facility very useful in identifying recent activity, particularly searching for files and folders installed by date. For example this allowed me to identify which files etc had been added to my system so far "today".

However this facility does not seem to be present in win 7, or have I missed something? Can anyone suggest how to identify "today's activity" in win 7 ?

Hope I've explained myself ok and apologise if not.

Maz


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23 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Just type your query into the search window on the Start Menu and it will automatically look for the file. If it doesn't find the files that you want, then open Indexing Options from the Control Panel, and select the additional location(s) that you want it to look. Once that is done, select the Advanced Option button at the bottom, and in Troubleshooting, select the replace and rebuild button. Then sit back and wait for a while, because it takes a while for it to finish.

Search in Windows 7
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23 Dec 2009   #3
maz1944

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for that. However what I really liked in the xp version was the ability to search for "all files and folders created or modified between (these) dates..." Is it possible to do this in win 7 ? Thank you in advance .
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23 Dec 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Probably, but not with any features built into W7, however I can't think of anywhere to point you at the moment.
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23 Dec 2009   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

In the search box... "datemodified:today" done...
http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/win...echniques.aspx

Quote:
date:>2/7/05<2/10/05
Searches for a date in the Date property between the values 2/7/05 and 2/10/05, excluding the end dates
date:>=2/7/05<=2/10/05
Searches for a date in the Date property between the values 2/7/05 and 2/10/05, including the end dates
Also just by clicking on the search box, the drop down has "Date modified" by clicking that you get even more options. (including a calendar!)
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23 Dec 2009   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, that's good to know.
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23 Dec 2009   #7
maz1944

windows 7
 
 

Many thanks Logicearth that's very helpful. Thanks also seekermeister. It was nice to ask a question and get such a fast result. Merry Xmas.

Maz
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23 Dec 2009   #8
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maz1944 View Post
Many thanks Logicearth that's very helpful. Thanks also seekermeister. It was nice to ask a question and get such a fast result. Merry Xmas.

Maz
You might also want to look at this tutorial on the Vista Forums: Advanced Searches
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