Posts Tagged ‘desktop search’

Using Windows 7 Advanced Search Operators

Friday, September 16th, 2011

I’ve been using Windows 7 for about a year now, but I still haven’t used the new search function yet. This article makes me want to search for something (anything,) just to check out the new features …

Windows users are familiar with the not so perfect search utility in XP. Now with Windows 7 we have an ideal form of searching ability with Advanced Query Syntax (AQS). These are advanced operators that, when used correctly, make file searches easily on target. Windows 7 utilizes an Advanced Search option that can be used instead of Advanced Query Syntax. This was developed with the Windows Search tool as a part of the Windows 7 package. This can be accessed, in a basic sense, from the Start menu, or with Windows Explorer for a specified search in a particular folder or drive.