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Windows 7 find all pictures

Some times Windows is not as user friendly as it is supposed to be – for example, i wanted to find all the pictures in my computer.

The search in Windows 7 is not so clear on how to perform this task ( XP had this feature )

To search for all “certain kind” of media or files you can do the following trick

  1. Go to the folder you want to search
  2. On the search bar to the top-right type kind:
  3. You should see a drop down to various kinds of search – choose the one you want and hit enter
  4. If you want to find all pictures, the search would be kind:=picture
  5. If you want to search for pictures and something else then it would be kind:=music OR kind:=pictures OR kind:=videos

Note that you can also use Windows Picture Gallery – it might provide more search options

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/photo-gallery

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/find-a-picture-on-your-computer

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  1. santie
    July 29th, 2011 at 13:44 | #1

    You are the best. Thanks

  2. Aravinda
    July 29th, 2011 at 16:31 | #2

    Thanks, It is helpful me

  3. September 30th, 2011 at 07:56 | #3

    SUPER! THANKS

  4. Naresh
    May 11th, 2012 at 05:42 | #4

    thank u sir ji…………….

  5. Haider
    May 25th, 2012 at 10:03 | #5

    Thanks too simple and quick

  6. mulberg4canlas@verizon.net
    May 30th, 2012 at 03:45 | #6

    wonderful found numerous images of all kinds of pictures on my computer

  7. shanmugam
    June 18th, 2012 at 03:07 | #7

    Excellent thx, all these while i used to struggle

  8. graham
    June 24th, 2012 at 16:17 | #8

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  9. JFo
    June 27th, 2012 at 02:42 | #9

    why they couldn’t build in this option, boggles my mind

  10. HELP
    August 18th, 2012 at 02:35 | #10

    This is the best, fuck the rest.

  11. aalaoni
    September 4th, 2012 at 20:49 | #11

    Thank you for the clear description. I still have one question. Assume that I want to search for all videos on my computer. Assume aslso that some videos are saved in the video folder and the rest are saved in the video players’ libraries such as the WMP, DIVX, REALPLAYER…etc. Will the instructions you listed above be enough to find all videos?

    • September 4th, 2012 at 21:03 | #12

      you can go to My Computer and do the same search – it will pull out all pictures in your computer ( even if they are in some application folders )

  12. balu
    October 5th, 2012 at 05:41 | #13

    thanx naveen…

  13. Andres
    November 6th, 2012 at 14:15 | #14

    Tanks

  14. slobodan
    November 11th, 2012 at 09:03 | #15

    Thank you!

  15. chaitanya
    January 5th, 2013 at 05:25 | #16

    thanks..it helps 🙂

  16. January 5th, 2013 at 22:01 | #17

    Very cool…I’ve struggled with this for a while

  17. January 9th, 2013 at 18:33 | #18

    nice one but can u please tell me in the case i want to search files created or modified within a certain time frame and size, how do i do that?

  18. mustafa ali
    January 11th, 2013 at 23:41 | #20

    you are an angel. thxs

  19. Manish
    February 21st, 2013 at 18:01 | #21

    it was really helpful…!!

  20. joyii
    March 8th, 2013 at 06:44 | #22

    nice

  21. saaa
    April 21st, 2013 at 17:17 | #23

    Awesome dude! thank you

  22. Udaya
    April 29th, 2013 at 09:22 | #24

    Good to Know, thanks buddy

  23. jojo
    July 28th, 2013 at 00:24 | #25

    thank you very much

  24. August 18th, 2013 at 18:27 | #26

    thanks lot

  25. UAE-INFERNO
    August 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 | #27

    Great, Thanksss!

  26. Daniel
    August 27th, 2013 at 11:26 | #28

    Why hide this (stoopid microsh!t) !!!. thanks for the tip though.

  27. sheikhussain87@yahoo.com
    October 12th, 2013 at 07:23 | #29

    thanks

  28. D’Train
    October 25th, 2013 at 19:21 | #30

    kind:=picture
    Can this be expanded to find only pictures with a Rating= 5. My wife keeps everything and its starting to hog to much space in my backup plan. I would like to script something to find only 5 star photos and copy those over to new folder….eventually nuking the junk.

  29. Ticket
    May 14th, 2014 at 10:22 | #32

    Thank you Sir! Windows is getting harder and harder to use.

  30. MWL
    May 16th, 2014 at 18:46 | #33

    Thanks, great advice.

  31. SUMON
    September 13th, 2014 at 09:49 | #34

    NICE. IT WORKS

  32. December 29th, 2014 at 07:28 | #35

    Very good ! how can we focus on a specific folder or drive plz.

    • December 29th, 2014 at 17:41 | #36

      @Ranjeet Sinha,
      just go to that drive or folder and your search will be localized

  33. Barry Packham
    January 13th, 2015 at 12:11 | #37

    Thanks, that is a really useful tip.

  34. Lorraine
    March 15th, 2015 at 20:04 | #38

    Just found this and works great, Thanks a lot

  35. March 27th, 2015 at 03:12 | #39

    Great one….thanks

  36. May 13th, 2015 at 07:44 | #40

    thanks. it really helped!

  37. January 7th, 2016 at 00:19 | #41

    Just what I needed. Many thanks!

  38. Hemang
    October 25th, 2016 at 01:29 | #42

    what if i want to search a pdf or any ms document ?

  39. October 31st, 2016 at 08:07 | #44

    How do I edit my pictures?

    • October 31st, 2016 at 08:30 | #45

      @lidiatheron

      You can edit pictures using any of the free softwares availableGIMP, Photoscape, Ifranview etc

  40. Isaac K. Mugoya
    February 13th, 2017 at 06:14 | #46

    Awesome. I have been looking for this for eon

  41. Abdul Ghaffar
    March 3rd, 2017 at 11:00 | #47

    Thanks so much for your help you have saved me so much time and trouble. Best advise.

  42. June 6th, 2017 at 10:22 | #48

    Good job!

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