Find files by date modified in Windows
Using datemodified: in Windows File Explorer in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 allows you to find any files that have been modified by a date of your choice. Using this tip can be helpful for anyone who has lost a file but know when they last modified the file. Follow the steps below to get the date or date range window shown in the picture to the right.
- Open the Windows File Explorer
- In the search box, in the top right corner of the window type datemodified:
- 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.
- Depending on the dates this search may take a few seconds to a minute to complete.