Advanced Query Syntax for Search

In addition to the search methods that I detailed in Chapter 5, there is a large volume of Advanced Query Syntax options that you can use when searching (especially for files) in Windows 8. These options are available both at the Start screen and in File Explorer.

Data Store Location

Table C-1. Data Store Location

Restrict Search by Data Store Use Example
Desktop desktop Gilbert store:desktop
Files files Mike store:files
Outlook outlook Jed store:outlook
A Specific Folder foldername or in foldername:MyDocuments or in:MyVideos

Common File Kinds

Table C-2. Common ...

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