Table of Contents       5. Find

5.2 The Find Editor

The full power of the search options in NeoFinder only comes to life with the Find Editor. Simply hit the Find Editor button in the toolbar to invoke it:

The advanced Find Editor in NeoFinder

In this advanced Find Editor, you can add up to 16 different, powerful criteria to your search!

Search Kind Menu
Every row in the Find Editor has three sections.
The first is a menu on the left. This contains the type of value you are looking for. In this case, the "Name" of an item.
The second is another menu where you tell NeoFinder the type of match you want.
The third part is the text field, where you can type the value you want to be found.

Most of the Find types are very obvious, like the "Name" searches the names of all items, the "Comment" for the comment, if any, while the "Size" checks the size of files and folders. The "Duration" is a little bit more interesting, as it checks the duration of any type of audio track. This currently contains MP3, AAC, AIFF, and WAV files, and movies as well.

One particular powerful Find type is "Any Text". This will ask NeoFinder not only to search the name and comment of any item, but also any other textual fields that the item may contain in the NeoFinder catalog. This includes fields like artist, composer, genre, comments, but also all EXIF and IPTC text fields.

Another useful addition to the Find parameters is the Path type. That allows you to search for all items contained in a folder with a certain name, and all its subfolders.

To Find files or folders that were created or modified at a specific date, or a date range, use the "Creation date" and "Modification date" types. These will bring a date input section to the right of the parameter line,. To change either the day, the month, or the year, simply click into the value you wish to change, and use the appearing arrow buttons to change it. It will look like this:

How to set up Searches for Creation and Modification Dates in NeoFinder