Here are some excellent operators to help you to create more defined searches.
Windows Vista and Windows Desktop Search 3.01+ recognize many advanced query operators that can make your desktop searches super-pinpointed.
On Windows Vista you can use these operators to define a search, and then save it as a Search Folder.
For instance, to specify a date range, so as to find files between 2 dates, type the property followed by two dates.
Closed date ranges are indicated by typing “…”.
For example, type
Windows Desktop Search recognizes all Windows date formats and also recognizes the following values:
-Relative dates: For example, today, tomorrow, yesterday
-Multi-word relative dates: For example, this week, next month, last week, past month, coming year
-Days: Sunday, Monday … Saturday
-Months: January, February … December
Further detailed reading at WindowsVistaBlog.
Once you start using these terms in searches and Search Folders, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without them!