I read this tutorial many months ago to learn the secrets of this very powerful tool that Windows Desktop Search is compared to the old plain search in XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro.../advquery.mspx
Many people still ignore how sophisticated Window Desktop Search can be or worse they simply blame it and regret old search engine... go learn how to use it first!
Today I discovered that it can actually be used to find also MP3s by duration (finally)!
Let's say you want to search for all music >6 mins long...
First enable natural language search, it's much easier:
...after this passage, you can type in this in the Start menu: music duration >3600000000 and you'll find all MP3s greater than 360 seconds (6 mins)! Isn't that simple? Don't ask my you have to add 7 zeroes after the seconds, but it works! Obviously you can do much more with the Advanced Query Syntax and this is just an example. Hope this hint can be useful for others as it was for me... PS Tested on Vista SP1, x86, Italian, Windows Desktop Search 4.x installed