Folder History -> Search

 
The Folder History search functions accept the same search terms plus it has a few extra ones unique to Folder History searches.
For advanced users; the Folder History search functions will also accept SQL statements, more on that later.
Xinorbis has a powerful search system that allows detailed filtering of all files from the previous scan. The filtering commands are not case sensitive, so (size>100k) is the same as (SIZE>100K).
Filtering by name
A simple "or" search, find files with the words city or java in the path;
A simple "and" search, find files with the words city and java in the path;
Combining and with or, find files that contain city and java or aardvark in the path;
Filtering by size
Limit the search results to files with sizes less than or equal to 100k;
Limit the search results to files with sizes greater than or equal to 100k;
Limit the search results to files with sizes greater than or equal to 100k and less than 1 megabyte;
 
When using the "size>" or "size<" function you have four options for units;
blank, this is interpreted as bytes (i.e. everything above 500 bytes in size)
k, this is interpreted as kilobytes (i.e. everything above 500 kilobytes in size)
mb, this is interpreted as megabytes (i.e. everything above 1 megabyte in size)
gb, this is interpreted as gigabytes (i.e. everything above 1 gigabyte in size)
Filtering by date
Each of the date search functions can be used with with dd/mm/yyyy or yyyymmdd.
For files with created dates greater than or equal to 30/10/2005;
For files with created dates earlier than or equal to 30/10/2005;
For files with created dates of 30/10/2005 only
 
Replace date with; mdate to filter by file modified date or adate to filter by file accessed date.
Filtering by category
Add the following keywords to further filter your results by category;
#PROGRAM or #PROG, #SYS or #SYSTEM, #GRAPHICS or #GFX, #MOVIE, #SND or #SOUND, #OFFICE or #OFF, #CODE or #COD, #COMPRESSED or #COM, #OTHER and #C1 to #C5 for the custom categories.
Filtering by file attribute
It is possible to filter by file attributes;
@HIDDEN to search only those files that are hidden.
@SYSTEM to search only system files.
@ARCHIVE to search only files with the archive file attribute
@NULL to search only files that have null (zero) size
@READONLY to search only files with that are read-only
@CREATED to search only files that were created today
@ACCESSED to search only files that have been accessed today
@MODIFIED to search only files that have been modified today
Filtering by user (owner)
Filter your search results by the owner (creator) of the file;
Filter results to include files that aren't owned by a specific user;
Combining filters
Search for all graphics files that have the words bank and 2000 in the path;
Search for all graphics files greater than or equal to 100k that have the words bank and 2000 in the path;
Special Folder History seach terms
List the top files by size (similar to the Top 101 display)
Show the top largest files (the top 20 is displayed below);
Like all search parameters it can be combined, shown below is a method of showing the top 20 graphic files;
List the bottom files by size (similar to the Top 101 display)
Show the smallest files (the bottom 10 is shown below);
List the top files by created date
Show a number of the largest files by creation date;
List the top files by accessed date
Show a number of the largest files by last accessed date;
List the top files by modified date
Show a number of the largest files by last modified date;
 
Selecting the colour mode option will highlight each row of the table in the colour that represents the category that the file belongs to;
Using the default colours, this table shows me that the search results are made up of files belonging to the "graphics" and "other" categories.
Click to access many default searches, and quick access to category and attribute specific searches.
executes the search, opens this help page, saves the search results.
 
Right mouse button on a selected file in the table to bring up the following menu;
(a)
Open the selected file with the Windows' default viewer.
(b)
Open the selected file with the "custom viewer" as specified in Settings.
(c)
Open the directory of the selected file in Explorer.  
(d)
Show the Windows File Properties dialog for the selected file.
(e)
Generate and MD5 checksum for the selected file.
(f)
Copy the selected file OR all displayed files to another location.
(g)
Move the selected file OR all displayed files to another location.
(h)
Delete the selected file OR all displayed files to the Recycle Bin.