Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Window XP Tips - How to Save a Search for future reference in windows XP?

Before reading this tip you have read many tips in means of word "Search" but you will be surprised to read this tip which I have brought for you today. If you regularly execute the same search, for example you are searching for Word documents that include the phrase "command for disaster recovery" ------ you don't need to retype these words again and again when ever you are searching. Here you can save your searching words for future search. If you do advanced searches just like size of file name or date, and execute the same search over and over.

First click on Start button> go to Search then click on "For File and Folders..." option.

Now select the search criteria and perform the search to find any phrase, because you have to run a search before you can save it.

Go to File menu and click on "Save Search" to save search phrase, then choose where you want to save the file.
Normally, Window XP saves the search in your "My Documents" folder, But you can save it in any folder. Actually, if you plan to save a lot of searches; you might want to create a separate folder for them.

When you want to run the search again, find the file and double click on it. When you save a search, Windows XP creates a file named after named after the main criteria of your search. For example, if you search for all .doc files that contain the phrase "command for disaster recovery" and which have been modified in the past month, windows names the file "Files including text command for disaster recovery.find." You can rename the file, but make sure, always ends in the .find extension, for example, "Command for disaster recovery.find".


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