Windows has a built-in search tool; most of us think it is no use because unlike Google instant it cannot predict your search so to search for a file you need to enter the whole file name.
If you don’t want windows desktop search to crawl the whole file you can command it to search only for a specific file name. To do so all you have to is just use the filename search code with the extension code, for example
The above code will search all the ppt files named purchase on your hard drive.
If you don’t remember the file name, you only remember that you checked that file a day before you can do a specific search for files by using the date search code. For example i want to search for a MS Word file modified this week then i will use the code below
ext:docx date:this week
Or if want to search the same file but this time i want to specify the time interval of my own choice then i will use the code below
Now i want to search a video which i watched sometime after a specific date, let’s say 24 October so i will use the kind search code with the date search code but with a twist. Here is an example, for searching a video which was modified after 24 October.
Now if you want to find a large file which is occupying a lot of space on your hard drive then use the size search code with the kind or extension search code. for example, i want to search a video file which is greater than 500MB
Similarly the size code can be used to find the files which lie in a specific size limit, for example
These were some of the search codes of your windows desktop search, hope next time when are not able to find any file you’ll use them
If you liked this post then share this valuable knowledge with others also, share it on your favorite social networks and give us your feedback through comments or e-mails.