|"Windows searchs in all subfolders of a drive or a folder you started the search in by default. |
You don't need to search in each subfolder."
True, and useful the first time I accessed the main folder. However, I need to be able to... not search? specific subfolders - otherwise I'll end up with 500 unneeded entries in the results. If there's a way to 'not search' specific subfolders, I'd happily take that.
"There's no way I know of of doing that in Windows itself, but you could make a batch file that would do that for a specfic situation (I know very little about batch files) , or a third party program you install in Windows may be able to do that."
I don't know anything really about batch files and I would honestly go with the third party program if it were my own personal computer. I'm trying to not be the annoying Gen. Y'er who just downloads stuff at work.
"If you set View to Details in the top bar of My Computer or Windows Explorer, you can sort the folders or files by their date in ascending or descending older by clicking on Date Modified at the top of the Date Modified column."
Useful and the solution that I'm using at this very moment, but utterly inefficient.
I suppose an easier way to imagine this is to pretend that you have a massive datebase of thousands of folders, each with a maximum of 10 types of files in it. However, not all entries have all 10 files. Some do, but most only have 6 or 3 or even 1. And even if the entry has that magical file type 6 that you need, it might be the wrong version of the Type 6.
The easiest solution would be to just do a search for the File Type 6, but new entries are added every day. Eventually, you'll be coming across the same Type 6's that you've already eliminated... and possibly missing the special Type 6's that you need to find.
If that made any sense or helped explain a bit better... :/