Friday, 24 June 2016

How does Expert use File and Doc Search Tricks in Windows 10

Windows 10 is the most user-friendly Operating system announced by the Microsoft Corporation until the day. Most of us ordinarily use Windows Explorer file and document search daily to find our files and documents. But a few of us use the advanced search tricks to find our file and document stored on a Windows computer.


                   Maybe you have kept your file, folders, and document very organized, however, if you have a lot of files, folder, and document to modify and save for later use, it`s hard to find every file and doc instantly. In such situation, if you know how to do advanced Windows Explorer file search, you can locate the file and document immediately.

How Does Expert Search File And Doc In Windows 10


                   Here I have shared some superior Windows Explorer file search tricks lies upon on Advanced Query Syntax or using an Advanced operator which makes your files and document search ultra simple.

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Windows File and Doc search tricks


     Using "Date:" Advanced Query:


                   Using the advanced query string Date: you can search your saved file within a range of date or search the exact dated save or modified the file and doc. Just select the date and your search result with date selection will be on the screen instantly. Here an example, I had created a new folder on 19th June 2016, and I am looking for the folder.

Advance search query date

Advance query "Datetaken:"


"Datetaken:" is an advanced query string which is useful to find image file within a range of date or with an exact date. Almost every image file has date taken value attribute. Here is a search example with datetaken: advanced query.

Datetaken Search Query



Advanced Query "Size:"


"Size:" advance query is a fascinating Windows Explorer search string, with this search string you can search your file according to file size. You can use file extension with size: search string to be more accurate in file search result. You can also use an operator or wild cards with this quest syntax. A user can define all the parameters added with size search string according to their needs.

Size Operator


Search Example: "size: > 15 MB xls

Explanation: This will include all the Microsoft Excel files which are greater than 15 MB in size. Here I have used the operator "> greater than" to search all MS Excel files which are more than 15 MB in size.

Search File and Document with File Extension: 


You can use the file extension such as mp4, mp3, Doc, Xls, 3gp, etc. in the search form to search all file with the extension search category.



Using File Search Operator AND, NOT, OR 


It is another way to refine your search result using operator AND, NOT and OR. 

Operator - AND, Example - cat AND dog, Uses of this operator in search are that a file which contains both the word cat and the dog will be included in the search result even if the two terms are in different place in the file.

Operator - NOT, Example - cat NOT dog, This will search the file which contains the word cat but not the dog.

Operator - OR, Example - cat OR dog, This will search the files that contain either of the phrase cat or the dog.

Search by file Kind:


Kind is an operator syntax for search file of file types. Example for finding all video file format the search string can use "Kind:=video." There a lot of file types you can use with the "Kind" search operator.

Kind Operator

Use of Wild cards in Windows Explorer File and Doc Search


The "?" and "*", two wild cards are regularly used to search file and doc in Windows 10. ? The operator works for unknown character between two known character. Let me explain with an example. You have two or more different files stored on your computer with a name starting and ending P & G, Like, Pig.jpg, pag.png, pog.doc. If you have entered search term p?g then search result will include all the file starting with P and ending with G and one unknown character in the middle of the two P&G.

* is also used for search file and doc in Windows 10. It has vast uses as a search operator.

* at the beginning of a search term. *ing.ext will include all the files which ending with ing.ext.
Ki**.ext, at the end of the file name search term, will add all the files which start with Ki and extension is .ext.

King.*, If you use the * operator as exension search term, then it will include all the available files that have the same name but have a different extension.


Final Thought: Hope this search tips and tricks will help you to find your document and file instantly on WIndows 10. If you knwo more search tricks feel free to share in the comment box, I`ll include that search tricks in this list. If you find this helpful, please share this with your friend. Subscribe us for stuff like this directly to your mailbox or you can connect us on the social network to stay up to date.

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