Tips and TricksWindows 7 find all pictures

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

Categories: Tips and Tricks

Comments

  1. Avinash kumar

    November 12, 2017 7:01 am

    How can I search similar image in my hard drive?
    1. Naveen Nayak

      November 14, 2017 11:43 am

      @Avinash kumar What do you mean by similar image ? image with same name ? same size ? duplicate images ?
  2. June 6, 2017 10:22 am

    Good job!
  3. Abdul Ghaffar

    March 3, 2017 11:00 am

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

    February 13, 2017 6:14 am

    Awesome. I have been looking for this for eon
  5. October 31, 2016 8:07 am

    How do I edit my pictures?
    1. October 31, 2016 8:30 am

      @lidiatheron You can edit pictures using any of the free softwares availableGIMP, Photoscape, Ifranview etc
  6. Hemang

    October 25, 2016 1:29 am

    what if i want to search a pdf or any ms document ?
    1. October 31, 2016 8:31 am

      @Hemang kind:xlsx or kind:pdf should work
  7. January 7, 2016 12:19 am

    Just what I needed. Many thanks!
  8. May 13, 2015 7:44 am

    thanks. it really helped!
  9. March 27, 2015 3:12 am

    Great one....thanks
  10. Lorraine

    March 15, 2015 8:04 pm

    Just found this and works great, Thanks a lot
  11. Barry Packham

    January 13, 2015 12:11 pm

    Thanks, that is a really useful tip.
  12. December 29, 2014 7:28 am

    Very good ! how can we focus on a specific folder or drive plz.
    1. December 29, 2014 5:41 pm

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

    September 13, 2014 9:49 am

    NICE. IT WORKS
  14. MWL

    May 16, 2014 6:46 pm

    Thanks, great advice.
  15. Ticket

    May 14, 2014 10:22 am

    Thank you Sir! Windows is getting harder and harder to use.
  16. D'Train

    October 25, 2013 7:21 pm

    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.
    1. October 25, 2013 7:30 pm

      The quickest thing to do would be to import them all to the windows photo gallery - it provides a lot of different and easy search features - you can search by single or multiple ratings - download link : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/photo-gallery instructions: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/find-a-picture-on-your-computer
  17. sheikhussain87@yahoo.com

    October 12, 2013 7:23 am

    thanks
  18. Daniel

    August 27, 2013 11:26 am

    Why hide this (stoopid microsh!t) !!!. thanks for the tip though.
  19. UAE-INFERNO

    August 22, 2013 10:00 am

    Great, Thanksss!
  20. August 18, 2013 6:27 pm

    thanks lot
  21. jojo

    July 28, 2013 12:24 am

    thank you very much
  22. Udaya

    April 29, 2013 9:22 am

    Good to Know, thanks buddy
  23. saaa

    April 21, 2013 5:17 pm

    Awesome dude! thank you
  24. joyii

    March 8, 2013 6:44 am

    nice
  25. Manish

    February 21, 2013 6:01 pm

    it was really helpful...!!
  26. mustafa ali

    January 11, 2013 11:41 pm

    you are an angel. thxs
  27. January 9, 2013 6:33 pm

    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?
    1. January 9, 2013 11:26 pm

      check this out - hope it helps - http://naveensnayak.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/windows-7-search-files-using-dates/
  28. January 5, 2013 10:01 pm

    Very cool...I've struggled with this for a while
  29. chaitanya

    January 5, 2013 5:25 am

    thanks..it helps :)
  30. December 18, 2012 5:17 pm

    [...] Naveen Nayak who posted this tip on his blog (http://naveensnayak.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/windows-7-find-all-pictures/) [...]
  31. slobodan

    November 11, 2012 9:03 am

    Thank you!
  32. Andres

    November 6, 2012 2:15 pm

    Tanks
  33. balu

    October 5, 2012 5:41 am

    thanx naveen...
  34. aalaoni

    September 4, 2012 8:49 pm

    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?
    1. September 4, 2012 9:03 pm

      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 )
  35. HELP

    August 18, 2012 2:35 am

    This is the best, fuck the rest.
  36. JFo

    June 27, 2012 2:42 am

    why they couldn't build in this option, boggles my mind
  37. graham

    June 24, 2012 4:17 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  38. shanmugam

    June 18, 2012 3:07 am

    Excellent thx, all these while i used to struggle
  39. mulberg4canlas@verizon.net

    May 30, 2012 3:45 am

    wonderful found numerous images of all kinds of pictures on my computer
  40. Haider

    May 25, 2012 10:03 am

    Thanks too simple and quick
  41. Naresh

    May 11, 2012 5:42 am

    thank u sir ji................
  42. September 30, 2011 7:56 am

    SUPER! THANKS
  43. Aravinda

    July 29, 2011 4:31 pm

    Thanks, It is helpful me
  44. santie

    July 29, 2011 1:44 pm

    You are the best. Thanks

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