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XP Style search tool?

M

Mickey Mouse

#1
I'm afraid I concluded that for me the Vista search tool is not for me.
Is there a free XP style search tool I can download?
The XP search tool was is so much easier to use.

Mickey
 

My Computer

#2
Hello, I am not able to get the Search tool to function properly in Vista. I get into the Search Window. I simply want to find all my most recent files. I choose Advanced Search and then set the date to all files created after May 1, 2010. The Search runs and only returns one file. I know that I've created more files since May 1, 2010. When I run the search for the C: drive. I get one file returned. When I run the Search using Computer, I get only onbe filoe, but its different from the file found under C: drive.

Can anyone explain how to run a Search so that it returns all the files on my computer that were created after a certain date? Your help is really appeciated.

btw. I never had any problem on prior Operating Systems. How could MS have screwed this up so badly? Can I still use the Command Prompt and run the dir command using the date option?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5938
    CPU
    AMD Turion X2
    Motherboard
    AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual Core Mobile Processor ZM-80
    Memory
    4GB SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radion
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.4" Diagonal Widescreen TruBrite
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
R

Retroman

#3
On Sat, 22 May 2010 17:12:21 -0500, danegolf <guest@newsgroup-email.com>
wrote:

>Hello, I am not able to get the Search tool to function properly in
>Vista. I get into the Search Window. I simply want to find all my most
>recent files. I choose Advanced Search and then set the date to all
>files created after May 1, 2010. The Search runs and only returns one
>file. I know that I've created more files since May 1, 2010. When I run
>the search for the C: drive. I get one file returned. When I run the
>Search using Computer, I get only onbe filoe, but its different from the
>file found under C: drive.
>
>Can anyone explain how to run a Search so that it returns all the files
>on my computer that were created after a certain date? Your help is
>really appeciated.
Hello Danegolf,

Without seeing the exact query that you are using or your search and
indexing options, it's hard to say what's wrong. However, I do this kind
of search often on Vista and it works as expected. A search of my
"Indexed Locations" using the query

date:>01 May 2010

returns 676 files.

Sometimes you don't need to use Advanced Search. Did you try using one of
the supplied saved searches that begin with "Recent"? Click on your user
profile in Windows Explorer and click on the "Searches" folder to expand
the list.

Doug M. in NJ
 

My Computer

pacinitaly

HappyGuru Lovin2Help
Vista Guru
usa
#6
yes:party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    gateway/m6881
    CPU
    centrino core 2 duo 2.2ghz T7500
    Memory
    3GB
    Hard Drives
    500GB WD
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    fios 35MB not!!!!

pacinitaly

HappyGuru Lovin2Help
Vista Guru
usa
#8
prego
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    gateway/m6881
    CPU
    centrino core 2 duo 2.2ghz T7500
    Memory
    3GB
    Hard Drives
    500GB WD
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    fios 35MB not!!!!

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