Have you ever needed to search for a particular file or a set of files that you know you created between a certain set of dates? If you are running Microsoft Windows XP, performing such a search from the Search Companion was as easy as expanding the When Was It Modified? Section, selecting the Specify Dates option button, and either typing the dates in the From and To boxes or selecting the dates from the drop-down calendars.
However, in Vista, the Search Folder’s Date searching options do not allow you to choose beginning and ending dates.
In this issue of the Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, I’ll introduce you to Vista’s Advanced Query Syntax and show you how to use it in conjunction with Windows Search. As I do, I’ll show you how to search for a particular file or a set of files that you know were created between a certain set of dates.