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  1. Posts : 331
    windows 10

    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled

    I am having two problems from within the search tool.
    1. I cannot change the default Date Modified to Date Created.
    2. I cannot set an exact date range, say August 12,2018 to August 29, 2018.
    When I try to fine tune the date range File Explore crashes.

    Very vexing. So need to get to files in this way. Any help will be appreciated,
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  2. Posts : 43,195
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, this works for me:
    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-snap-2019-09-06-13.32.34.png

    and have you tried this for a date range:
    How to Search for Files from a Certain Date Range in Windows 8 and 10

    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-snap-2019-09-06-13.38.32.png

    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-snap-2019-09-06-13.39.50.png

    Then there are 3rd party free find-as-you-type tools which don't mean you have to remember or look up syntax:
    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-snap-2019-09-06-13.41.05.png

    - they don't index content though.
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  3. Posts : 331
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your response sir. I have the hang of it at this level.

    Your response refreshed some self-teach regarding file attributes.

    Is there a way to get this syntax to parse sub-directories recursively inside File Explorer?

    How might I do the same date-range search from CMD? Get that to run recursively? Like /s in Dir?

    Do you have any picks for the search apps?

    Thanks for any additional thoughts.
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  4. Posts : 43,195
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, search starts from where file explorer is open and applies for all subfolders.

    Note that if, for example, the top-most folder is not indexed- or any of the subfolders- even if some of the folder content is indexed, the search progresses slowly (green bar). Indexed content is not prioritised. (not processed first).

    In the link posted note the link to Advanced Query syntax.
    Learning Windows Search: Use Advanced Query Syntax to Find Everything
    Note that MS does not maintain this and it is incomplete.

    My preference for 3rd party search is Locate32. Most people like Everything (void tools) or Ultrasearch - there are others. Everything uses more resources (CPU).
    Also make sure they update their database automatically.

    Best to make sure they fully support reg. ex.
    Regex tutorial — A quick cheatsheet by examples - Factory Mind - Medium

    These are very useful.
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  5. Posts : 331
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your response and the information. I am familiar with RegEx but I am very rusty, so I have been seeking more of a no-brainer. I am looking for a couple of files for an immediate evidentiary purpose. It look like the MS advanced search is a nervous breakdown in the making. Locate 32 sound like a good tool, but it too will takes some study. My first thought was what if something goes wrong straight-away. Solution, I use Robocopy to mirror my drive: easy enough to make another copy for practicing with Locate 32.
    But unfortunately I am stalled at the install.
    I cannot access the download AllDupSetup.exe
    First I could not run a Windows Defender on the folder.
    So taking some risk I tried to Run it as Administrator.
    That stalled in that it Windows stated it is not a Microsoft Verified App.
    This looks like another headache in the making?
    I did some poking and came to the insight that the app is a third party one?
    I am using Windows Home. I did not find any helpful information in the system specifications page other than that.
    I have another app that also threw this error so I need get some sea-legs with it.

    Any thoughts will be appreciated. Last ditch I will dust of my RegEx books and Linux box. Ugh.

    Looking a bit deeper is there something like GREP that will source a range of file creation dates? Again years rusty with this track.

    Do you know of any potential problems for my kinds of immediate need?
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  6. Posts : 43,195
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Locate32 is dead easy and no risk.

    All of these tools need to create an index first time, so that takes a couple of minutes or more, depending on how many files there are.

    Then you just type what you want to find- examples:
    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-snap-2019-09-07-21.56.59.png

    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-snap-2019-09-07-22.03.25.png
    And if you use the Size/date tab you can select ranges or a match for those as well.

    Locate32 Download - TechSpot

    My Reg Ex comment was just to add flexibility- it's usually not necessary at all.

    To secure your system tenforums recommends Macrium reflect (free/paid) to routinely create disk images to external storage. A disk image is a compressed copy of the used part of the partitions imaged.

    So if that is corrupted it can be restored from one of those images.
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  7. Posts : 331
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yes. It looks easy but I do not know how to get it out of the downloads.
    "Windows stated it is not a Microsoft Verified App."
    I do not know what to do next.
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  8. Posts : 43,195
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    It is provided as a zipped self-extracting portable program.

    This is what I see in pictures for you:
    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-locate-1.png
    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-locate-2.png
    Save to folder
    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-locate-3.png

    Run from folder
    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-locate-4.png

    What I do is to zip the extracted folder and then use Nirsoft's zipinstaller to 'install' it - that puts the folder where I want it, sets up a Start Menu folder and shortcuts, and an uninstaller.

    If this is problematic for you, you could try e.g. Ultrasearch.
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  9. Posts : 331
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for this, but my critical problem is that I have not been able to get it to call.
    I do not know what wrong the the first time but W10 refused to open the download.
    So I downloaded it just now and tried to open it again,
    This this time it worked as expected.

    But I cannot find it in the start menu.
    I do not know how to get to open.

    Could you give me some instructions?

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  10. Posts : 43,195
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    It's a portable program.

    I repeat what I said above - I'd hoped there were enough clues there.

    I'll try to make it clearer and longer.

    Portable programs aren't installed. You just get a folder with the files in it. You can then drag and create shortcuts to those as you wish and so build your own start menu folder, which you put in a folder of which the start menu is comprised, so it appears in the start menu.

    That's what you are presently struggling with.

    I pointed out there's an easier way.

    1. To install a portable program - any - in a zip file, get this:

    If it's not in a zip file, then, as Captain Kirk says, 'Make it so'.
    - also has instructions on using it.

    This is useful for any such portable program- including some of Nirsoft's great utilities, although some of those come as an installable msi or exe file

    2. Locate32 is provided in a zip file

    3. Launch zipinstaller
    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-snap-2019-09-09-15.23.28.png
    and browse to Locate's zip file.

    4. Open that
    Date Range Searching By Date Created Stalled-snap-2019-09-09-15.24.09.png
    choose where you want it installed, and install it.

    You should now find Locate32 in your start menu.
    Some of the shortcuts you don't need and can be deleted.
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