Find files by date modified in Windows

Updated: 05/02/2021 by Computer Hope
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Using the date modified feature in Windows File Explorer allows you to find any files that were modified on a specific date or over a range of dates. Using this tip is helpful for anyone who lost a file but knows when they last made edits.

How to find the date of modified files

  1. Press the Windows key+E on the keyboard to open File Explorer.
  2. On the left side-scrolling menu, select the drive or folder that you want to view the last modified date(s) (A) for the contents.

File Explorer in Windows 10.

  1. On the right side of the screen, type datemodified: (make sure to include the colon) in the search box (B).
  2. Once done, all the current drive/folder contents are sorted by last modified date, from most recent to oldest.
  3. After typing "datemodified:" in the search box, you can click the Date Modified button (A) in the top-center menu to select a range of dates (B).

Last Date Modified

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