Windows XP builtin search

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    I have two Qs.

    1- Is it posssibele to search by time: for example, serach files created within last 10 minutes, last one hour etc. There is option for 1 day but not by time. CAn it be done by some way?
    2- If u check the option to search hidden files and folders, is it still necessary to unhide these folders from folder options?

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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Can't tell you about Windows, but Linux is quite simple:

    Example: find /folder -mtime -1

    Find all files in folder /folder modified in the last day

    Or

    Example: find /folder -mmin -1

    Find all files in folder /folder modified in the last minute

    So

    find /home/aigle -mmin -10 for ten minutes etc...

    Or if you are searching Windows disk, mount it, then search in relevant folders. If you do it from live CD, you might not even need to mount the disks.

    Mrk
     
  3. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    No, but when the results display, set Folder View to details and then click the modified column which then sorts by time.

    No. Do a test: create a new document on C:\ , set attribute to Hidden and do a search.

    However, in order for them to display, you must have the Folder Option enabled to show Hidden files/folders.

    regards,

    -rich
     
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  5. aigle

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    Hi, thanks for the replies.
     
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