How-to : Search in Windows 7

There and a great many of these which I shall detail but the basic ones Name: and Type: for file name and file type respectively would be used in the format…

Type: pdf

…if you were looking for Adobe Acrobat files.  This is a way to help narrow down searches.

Kind: used to search the properties of a document type

Kind:email
Kind:tasks
Kind:notes
Kind:docs
Kind:music
Kind:song
Kind:folders
Kind:programs

Datemodified: to search by the date a file was modified

Datemodified:22/10/2008
Datemodified:22/10/08
Datemodified:yesterday
Datemodified:lastweek
Datemodified:pastmonth
Datemodified:27/03/03..1/4/08

Type: to search by file type

Type:image
Type:.doc
Type:.pdf

Name: searching by file name or by a property name for a file

Name:holiday
Name:wedding

Or type kind:music OR kind:pictures OR kind:videos

Microsoft really should have done better with search in Windows 7.  Fortunately there are alternatives, such as Copernic that still offer better search functionality.

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