Assume you are looking for a file, and you realize it was last modified over a certain period of time. For Windows 10, you can restrict your requests to date ranges, but this is not immediately apparent. In Windows 10, searching for a specific date range is more difficult than it should be. Back in the early days of Windows XP, File Explorer implemented a front and back calendar selector. Even in Windows Vista and Windows 7, it was not hard to get to that selector. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to search for files in Windows 10 from a certain date range.

Search for files in Windows 10 by date range

To search for files in Windows 10 from a certain date range, follow this procedure step by step.

Open the File Explorer. Type modified: Date .. Date in the search bar as the following image is showing.

, How to search for files in Windows 10 from a certain date range

After typing this syntax, press the Enter Key and results of the entered date range will appear as above image is showing.

You can also select the date range by mouse. As search result of the above syntax will appear, click the search tab as the following image is showing.

, How to search for files in Windows 10 from a certain date range

As soon as you will click the Search tab, a sub menu will appear as follows.

, How to search for files in Windows 10 from a certain date range

Now click Date modified option and choose any range as per your choice as highlighted in the above image. The search result of the selected range will appear.

To select a more precise date range, after the colon click anywhere on the text in that box and a calendar will open as the following image is showing.

, How to search for files in Windows 10 from a certain date range

Click on a date in the calendar and drag the mouse to choose the range as the following image is showing. This method is useful when the date range is of one month.

, How to search for files in Windows 10 from a certain date range

Click on one date. Hold the Shift key and click on another date of any month. Search result of selected range will be displayed. This method is useful to select date ranges of different months.

Conclusion

By following this method you will be able to search for files in Windows 10 from a certain date range.

How to search for files in Windows 10 from a certain date range

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    July 7, 2020 at 8:21 pm
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    For less than a week, the calendar doesn’t pop up anymore. I have tried restarting and checked for windows updates; there were updates last week so I assume that’s when it disappeared.

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