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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎12-21-2013
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Can I search for a file by 'date created' - forgot its name and location :(

I created a file on 7 April - now i need to access it and cannot remember what i called it or where i saved it.  It was HOURS of work and i need to access it ASAP for the tax department.  Is it possible to search for a file by 'created date'???? I really hope so!!



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Member Since: ‎03-28-2014
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Re: Can I search for a file by 'date created' - forgot its name and location :(

There is actually such a featuyre in windows.


  1. Open the Windows File Explorer
  2. In the search box, in the top right corner of the window type datemodified:
  3. After datemodified: has been typed the "Select a date or date range" window will appear, select the date or date range for when you believe the file was last modified.
  4. Depending on the dates this search may take a few seconds to a minute to complete.

Please let me know how it works

AlHaste - HP Notebook and Printer Technician

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