Re: Searching for files by size
How are you trying this?
I just used Windows Explorer to go to a folder, and in the search window
typed size: <50000
and it found 216 files, ranging in size from 1 to 49 KB
"Inglo" <ioo@??.┐┐┐> wrote in message
>I want to search a folder and all it's subfolders for files less than 20
>Kb. When I try Vista says no results. There are 4000 files in said
>folders and I'd guess about 2000 are less than 20 Kb. Why won't it find
> What do I have to do? Pardon the whining, but XP never had this problem.
> Plus I don't understand how this indexing works. The personal folder and
> start menu that it keeps indexed, I pretty much know where all the files
> are in there. They are categorized in subfolders and I don't ever need to
> use search to find them. The only time I've ever used search is to sort
> files by creation date or modified date or size, and most of the time I
> only search in the Windows folder or Program Files folder usually looking
> for some random dll or config setting file. Given the above, is the Vista
> index useless to me, it seems to be recommended not to include Program
> Files or the Windows system folder in the index, but like I said if I ever
> search, this is where I search. If I'm searching my personal folders the
> index doesn't seem to help. More whining: is the index for people who
> just don't know how to properly manage their files? My Documents folder
> has about 15 sub folders and each subfolder probably has 5 or 6
> subfolders. Same thing with the Pictures folder, it has 5 main categories
> with each category having sub categories and then individual folders for
> particular sections under the sub category. All the file names are
> specific and descriptive depending on the hierarchy. File naming should
> have a simple taxonomy. What good is an index to me? Is it designed for
> people who just dump all their files en masse into the Pictures or
> Documents folder, or into folders generated with date names?
> Rant over.
> "Out here on the perimeter there are no stars"
> Steve --Inglo--