Windows Explorer Search

Do you remember the good old days of Windows XP where Windows Explorer had a drop-down box in the search dialog where the keywords you could use were listed?

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Well, that drop-down box has been gone for a decade.

BUT, the keywords are still available but not discoverable as far as I can tell.

Recently I was trying to find all the photos I had taken with my iPhone X. I could see that the detail information was there.

In a list of files in Windows Explorer, right click on a file and choose “Properties” all the way at the bottom.

In the pop-up window, click on the “Details” tab. There’s a ton of information there. If you could only search on it!

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It’s 10 years old but still works fine.

cameramodel:”iPhone X”

in the search field of Windows Explorer and got just what I wanted.

Search around in that Wayback Machine article and see what you can find.

Originally published at https://blog.benmoore.info.

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