Finding files, search folders and other questions

Posted: 08-29-2008, 02:35 PM
I've just switched to Vista and I'm going mad trying to find my files.

My most common search is for files created between certain dates. In XP I
used to select the folder in which files were located, press F3 and it would
bring up the search pane on the left of the screen.

Now, if I press F3 I get a box entitled Google but no instructions on how to
use this to search.

Help tells me to use the Search Folder but doesn't tell me where this is.
Other postings tell me to use the Windows key and F but this also brings up
this Google box.

The only way I can get to specify my criteria is to run a search for
anything, then a new bar shows in Explorer and I can go from there. Seems
awfully long-winded.

Filtering by column heading has unhelpful dates such as 'A long time ago' -
I know the dates between which I'm searching - where has the search feature
gone to?

I'm sure I'm being really thick and Microsoft have made it much easier than
this - please can someone help me out here?

Finding files, search folders and other questions


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Gordon
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Re: Finding files, search folders and other questions
Posted: 08-29-2008, 03:12 PM
"Bagheera" <Bagheera@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:31BB12E6-11F9-4FF5-BA1F-11D64EF3BDB3@microsoft.com...
> I've just switched to Vista and I'm going mad trying to find my files.
>
> My most common search is for files created between certain dates. In XP I
> used to select the folder in which files were located, press F3 and it
> would
> bring up the search pane on the left of the screen.
>
> Now, if I press F3 I get a box entitled Google but no instructions on how
> to
> use this to search.
>
You must have some sort of Google desktop search installed. On my Vista if I
press F3 I get a search window with an Advanced option in which I can search
on dates.

oscar
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RE: Finding files, search folders and other questions
Posted: 08-29-2008, 04:26 PM
Windows Logo + F should give you the Search window. Other software is
probably interferring with that function.

Search hints:
1) If you have an idea in which Folder the document is located, open up that
Folder and start your search there. (upper right hand corner.)
2) After Search is finished, use the Search Tools on the toolbar or go to
the very bottom of the WE page and use Advanced Search.

Windows Search is more powerful than XP's and some time is needed to master
its full potential including saving Search Results.

Cheers...


--
oscar

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"Bagheera" wrote:
> I've just switched to Vista and I'm going mad trying to find my files.
>
> My most common search is for files created between certain dates. In XP I
> used to select the folder in which files were located, press F3 and it would
> bring up the search pane on the left of the screen.
>
> Now, if I press F3 I get a box entitled Google but no instructions on how to
> use this to search.
>
> Help tells me to use the Search Folder but doesn't tell me where this is.
> Other postings tell me to use the Windows key and F but this also brings up
> this Google box.
>
> The only way I can get to specify my criteria is to run a search for
> anything, then a new bar shows in Explorer and I can go from there. Seems
> awfully long-winded.
>
> Filtering by column heading has unhelpful dates such as 'A long time ago' -
> I know the dates between which I'm searching - where has the search feature
> gone to?
>
> I'm sure I'm being really thick and Microsoft have made it much easier than
> this - please can someone help me out here?
JohnF
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RE: Finding files, search folders and other questions
Posted: 09-18-2008, 06:16 AM
Oscar...

I want to search BETWEEN two dates. This was simple and easy in WinXP.

In Vista, I key WinLogo+F and go to advanced.

I see "date" and the options are [any; is; is before; is after] and only one
date can be specified.

Again, how do I specify BETWEEN two dates?

Why did this have to be re-designed?

Am I supposed to become a pseudo-coder just to do simple searches?

Vista is pathetic.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Thx,

--
JF


"oscar" wrote:
> Windows Logo + F should give you the Search window. Other software is
> probably interferring with that function.
>
> Search hints:
> 1) If you have an idea in which Folder the document is located, open up that
> Folder and start your search there. (upper right hand corner.)
> 2) After Search is finished, use the Search Tools on the toolbar or go to
> the very bottom of the WE page and use Advanced Search.
>
> Windows Search is more powerful than XP's and some time is needed to master
> its full potential including saving Search Results.
>
> Cheers...
>
>
> --
> oscar
>
> ...Right click is your very good friend...
>
>
> "Bagheera" wrote:
>
> > I've just switched to Vista and I'm going mad trying to find my files.
> >
> > My most common search is for files created between certain dates. In XP I
> > used to select the folder in which files were located, press F3 and it would
> > bring up the search pane on the left of the screen.
> >
> > Now, if I press F3 I get a box entitled Google but no instructions on how to
> > use this to search.
> >
> > Help tells me to use the Search Folder but doesn't tell me where this is.
> > Other postings tell me to use the Windows key and F but this also brings up
> > this Google box.
> >
> > The only way I can get to specify my criteria is to run a search for
> > anything, then a new bar shows in Explorer and I can go from there. Seems
> > awfully long-winded.
> >
> > Filtering by column heading has unhelpful dates such as 'A long time ago' -
> > I know the dates between which I'm searching - where has the search feature
> > gone to?
> >
> > I'm sure I'm being really thick and Microsoft have made it much easier than
> > this - please can someone help me out here?
 
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