Tips to use Microsoft® Windows® 7 Search filters
What are search filters, their role and use in Windows 7?
Microsoft has introduced the search filters in Windows Explorer making it easier to the find what you want. Through this utility you can sort between the file type, size, name and other customized filters depending on what file you are finding. The introduction of filter searches can eliminate time, browsing hundreds of matches and if you know any bits of information about the file. Each folder has a customized set list of the filters automatically assigned to help return better results in your searches, depending on the contents inside of the folder. To help reduce the number of results found using the search and selected folders could be used to return greatest results in locations they selected. Also, network searching could be used when browsing for files in a Home group Network and a quick feature to save your previous search results and return to them later.
The following details describe about search filters, their role and use and tips to use them in Windows 7:
- Using keywords to refine a search
- Adding search filters
The new search filters are useful in helping you find the files based on the different criteria. Take some time now to get familiar with these different options so that the next time you need to the find a file, you know how to find it quickly with search filters. Save the customized filters and locations within the save search file, being able to bring them back at a later date. When browsing the search results take a quick preview of the selected documents in the preview pane on the right to help the eliminate time opening and the reading documents.
Using keywords to refine a search
Searching in Windows 7 can be as simple as typing a few letters in the search box but there are also advanced searching techniques that you can use. When you search for a specific file most people just type the name of the file in the search box. But you can also search for a file based on its contents or properties.
If you want to search more selectively you could type certain keywords in the search box to specify which file property to search. This typically involves the typing a property name followed by a colon and then typing a value. Search filters are a new feature in Windows 7 that make searching for files by their properties much easier. To add a search filter to your search Open the folder library or drive that you want to search and Click in the search box and then click a search filter click one of the available options.
iYogi is the fastest growing online and remote tech support provider in the direct-to-consumers and small businesses sector. Our highly skilled and experienced tech experts available, 24x7x365 will provide the best issue resolution and customer satisfaction. Our award winning and low priced Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for Windows 7 Search Filters.
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to great tech support, all year around! We promise the lowest wait-time and highest resolution rate in the industry.