Save your File Search!

Any Search operation can be saved as a Search file (*.FND), Do so for any searches that you might frequently make (i.e. a specific mp3 in a large music collection folderdrive, frequent searches of My Documents for any kind of document, etc.), or just to provide a set of specific Quick Search shortcuts for yourself.
To save a Search:
1) First, actually perform a search, setting whatever search parameters you want your Search file to have:
* What to Search (i.e. All Files and Folders) —
* All or part of the file name: ( *.* for any fileall files)
* Look In (i.e. C-Drive, My Documents, etc) —
* Advanced Options (i.e. Include Hidden and System Files, Modified within the Last Month, etc)
2) When you have all your options set, click the Search button to start the search.
You don’t have to let it complete a whole search…nor is it always advisable to. For instance, a search for "any file" on C would obviously find hundreds of thousands of files (and likely crash Windows Explorer along the way).
After it runs a second or two, click on the Stop button.
3) In the Search window, go to File –> Save Search. Choose a name (i.e. Search_C_Drive.fnd) and location, and then save.
These files can then be stored anywhere, but a good option is add them to the Quick Launch folder for one-or-two-click access to a given search.
The saved search file, when double-clicked, doesn’t start searching automatically. Instead, it opens the search dialogue, but with all the search parameters you supplied already set.
So, in the example above, you need only change the [*.*] to whatever file-name, file-type, or word you want…without having to reset all the additional search parameters over again. This is especially useful on systems with multiple drivespartitions, since the default search option is to "search all drives" and you typically only need to search one drive.


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