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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rick Morrison, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Rick Morrison

    Rick Morrison Flightless Bird

    In XP I could go to a directory and search for videos and it would find all
    videos (*.avi, * mpeg, *.womb) or whatever with just one search. Is there a
    way to do this in Windows 7?

    Thanks,

    Rick Morrison
     
  2. jbresn

    jbresn Flightless Bird

    Rick Morrison wrote:
    > In XP I could go to a directory and search for videos and it would find all
    > videos (*.avi, * mpeg, *.womb) or whatever with just one search. Is there a
    > way to do this in Windows 7?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Rick Morrison
    >
    >
    >

    Go to: http://www.voidtools.com/

    Download the free "Everything" program and it will do that search.

    JB
     
  3. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Rick Morrison" <rlmorrison@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:cIadnVu6TOASWMDWnZ2dnUVZ_qSdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > In XP I could go to a directory and search for videos and it would find
    > all videos (*.avi, * mpeg, *.womb) or whatever with just one search. Is
    > there a way to do this in Windows 7?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Rick Morrison
    >


    Its top right In the explorer window
     
  4. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:23:42 -0500, "Rick Morrison"
    <rlmorrison@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >In XP I could go to a directory and search for videos and it would find all
    >videos (*.avi, * mpeg, *.womb) or whatever with just one search. Is there a
    >way to do this in Windows 7?


    That wasn't standard behavior in XP unless you renamed all of your
    videos to include "videos" in their filenames, or you created a folder
    containing the string "videos" in its name, etc.

    What search term, exactly, did you search on to find your videos in
    XP?

    If we can figure out what you were doing in XP, maybe we can figure
    out a way to duplicate that behavior in Win7.
     
  5. Retroman

    Retroman Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:23:42 -0500, "Rick Morrison"
    <rlmorrison@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >In XP I could go to a directory and search for videos and it would find all
    >videos (*.avi, * mpeg, *.womb) or whatever with just one search. Is there a
    >way to do this in Windows 7?
    >
    >Thanks,


    Rick,

    It's easy -- just type

    kind:video

    into the Explorer search window. More info on search properties is found
    here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/technicalresources/advquery.mspx

    Doug M. in NJ
     
  6. Rick Morrison

    Rick Morrison Flightless Bird

    Thanks, works great! Quite versatile when someone tells you how it works.

    "Retroman" <invalid@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:3durl5pcuvlu7n83fp72g14tcpvhuql9jv@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:23:42 -0500, "Rick Morrison"
    > <rlmorrison@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >
    >>In XP I could go to a directory and search for videos and it would find
    >>all
    >>videos (*.avi, * mpeg, *.womb) or whatever with just one search. Is there
    >>a
    >>way to do this in Windows 7?
    >>
    >>Thanks,

    >
    > Rick,
    >
    > It's easy -- just type
    >
    > kind:video
    >
    > into the Explorer search window. More info on search properties is found
    > here:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/technicalresources/advquery.mspx
    >
    > Doug M. in NJ
     
  7. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Retroman wrote:
    > On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:23:42 -0500, "Rick Morrison"
    > <rlmorrison@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >
    >> In XP I could go to a directory and search for videos and it would find all
    >> videos (*.avi, * mpeg, *.womb) or whatever with just one search. Is there a
    >> way to do this in Windows 7?
    >>
    >> Thanks,

    >
    > Rick,
    >
    > It's easy -- just type
    >
    > kind:video
    >
    > into the Explorer search window. More info on search properties is found
    > here:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/technicalresources/advquery.mspx
    >
    > Doug M. in NJ

    Thx!
     
  8. cj@heaven.org

    cj@heaven.org Flightless Bird

    > On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:23:42 -0500, "Rick Morrison"
    > <rlmorrison@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >
    >> In XP I could go to a directory and search for videos and it would find all
    >> videos (*.avi, * mpeg, *.womb) or whatever with just one search. Is there a
    >> way to do this in Windows 7?
    >>
    >> Thanks,

    >
    > Rick,
    >
    > It's easy -- just type
    >
    > kind:video


    and if you want the search to be specific to a drive, then what?
     
  9. Retroman

    Retroman Flightless Bird

    Re: Re: Searching

    On 25 Jan 2010 21:47:08 GMT, cj@heaven.org <CJ> wrote:

    >> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:23:42 -0500, "Rick Morrison"
    >> <rlmorrison@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> In XP I could go to a directory and search for videos and it would find all
    >>> videos (*.avi, * mpeg, *.womb) or whatever with just one search. Is there a
    >>> way to do this in Windows 7?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,

    >>
    >> Rick,
    >>
    >> It's easy -- just type
    >>
    >> kind:video

    >
    >and if you want the search to be specific to a drive, then what?


    Click on the drive icon in Explorer or in the Advanced Search dialog, then
    type in your criteria. You can also type in a path. For example, from My
    Computer you could search a sub folder and a file kind:

    path:E:/ AND kind:pictures

    It's quicker to just click the drive icon before entering your query.

    Doug M. in NJ
     
  10. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:42:41 -0500, Retroman <invalid@none.invalid>
    wrote:

    >path:E:/ AND kind:pictures
    >
    >It's quicker to just click the drive icon before entering your query.
    >
    >Doug M. in NJ


    FYI, your newsreader appears to be adding a new "Re:" to your replies,
    even when it's there already.
     
  11. Retroman

    Retroman Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:42:49 -0600, Char Jackson <none@none.invalid>
    wrote:

    >FYI, your newsreader appears to be adding a new "Re:" to your replies,
    >even when it's there already.


    Now fixed, thank you.
     

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