Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Windows Desktop Search Tips

I absolutely LOVE Windows Desktop Search (integrated into Vista, add-on for XP).

Some of my favorite queries are:

kind:email from:"firstname lastname" - search for all emails from a certain person
kind:email sent:yesterday keyword1 keyword2... - search for an email sent yesterday about keyword1, keyword2, ....

and a recent favorite:

kind:email has:attachment

All of these properties along with the search syntax are included in the "Rules for advanced searches" page of Windows Desktop Search's help.

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