How to find files that have been modified by date - Quick and easy

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Being able to have a protocol to be able to find the files saved on our computer is very necessary. And even more so when we can have hundreds of files, with various contents. In this way it is possible to carry out a faster and more organized search, in order not to waste precious time.

Windows has always tried to offer its users different, easy and practical ways to access a file in case they don't remember the name. For example, we can search and find files based on their extension. As you can see there are many ways to do this and then we will show you another one , how to find files that have been modified by date.



How to find files that have been modified by date

One of the most used tools to search for files on any drive of our PC is Windows File Explorer. Through it, we can perform different filters, search and find the desired file. Or by type, name, extension, creation date, etc. but it can still be a bit tricky if we have a large volume of files.

We have already talked about the versatility of Windows and its explorer cannot be an exception and the application itself puts a very practical tool at our service.

Through it you can search for a file by date of creation, date in which it was changed or by date range. So if we do not have data such as your name, extension, path or type, we can request this data.

Steps we need to take to find files that have been modified by date

In order to search for files that have been modified by date, we need to do the following, first we need to go to Windows Explorer. Being there we will go to the search engine and click. When finished, the following Modified Date option will appear at the top of the browser.



Now we select it to show us more options for search for files in based on the date they were changed. Among the different options we can see, Today, Yesterday, This week, Last week, This month, Last month, This year, Last year. You can choose any one and by doing so it will show us a time in the search field.

We can also appreciate that a small calendar will appear where we can directly indicate the exact date of the change. We can also specify a specific time interval for the browser to search for the file. In the search field we can write the following commands to make the search better.


We can write the command modification date: and we indicate a period of time to carry out the search or we can enter in the search engine datadecreazione: then we indicate the interval or the date and then we start with the search for the file. These are the two different ways we can search for files that have been modified by date.


As we have seen so far, the options we can have to search for any file on our computer are very varied. And we will always have a practical way to do it at hand, if we don't have certain data. And so we conclude this tutorial that was meant to show you how to find files that have been modified by date.

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