Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/school/learning-windows-search/lesson5/
We arrive at our final lesson in our Windows Search series, and logically we’re ending on what we’ve been building up to the whole time: Advanced Query Syntax, namely AQS parameters. Understanding these parameters and how to use them will give your searches that extra oomph they’ve been sorely needing and will ultimately crown you all as Search Masters!
I recently discovered that I could enter "camera: Canon" or "camera: iphone" (without the quote marks of course) into the search box for photos and get only the images created with that device. This is useful when some of the images in a directory are ones you've received from others' and you want a way to sort them afterward.
Use Copernic free desktop search. Can't say it's totally better but I'd spend more time looking up syntax for the geeky version of search, and less time enjoying the results. PLUS, it looks like search is still lame in that you have to open each file to preview it. Copernic shows the content.
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