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Search Date Range in Windows 7 Explorer

Have you ever wanted to search for a file or folder in Windows 7 and had a specific date range in mind? Well, good news, then! Windows 7 Explorer has just the function you’re looking for!

So, open Windows Explorer by going to Start, then typing Explorer in the Search Box. When the results pop up, click Explorer.exe.


Once in Windows Explorer, either hit Ctrl+F or just click the search field in the upper right-hand corner.  You’ll notice some filter options along the bottom, like Kind, Date Modified, Type and Name. Type in what you’re looking for in the box and then click Date Modified.


The calendar should pop up. With it, you can search by day, month or from a list of generic timeframes like “Earlier this week” or “A long time ago” . As you specify, your results will pop up on the left side of your Explorer window.


If you want to search a range (for example, from February 2 through February 22), click on the starting date or ending date and drag the cursor across the dates, just as you would select text in a document. If you’re searching dates before or after the beginning of the month, keep dragging and the calendar will move from month to month.


Searching by date made easy!