Search file by the same creation time

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adventurepark42
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Search file by the same creation time

Post by adventurepark42 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:06 am

Hi,
i´m new to everything.

While doing a long-time timelapse i need to find images that are created at the same time over a peroid of 12month.

is there a way to just search for creation time?

thanks for your help
dirk

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Re: Search file by the same creation time

Post by therube » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:30 am

dc: (or datecreated:) is the date created function.

(You'd want to enable indexing of dc, Options | Indexes -> Index date created.)

For a range...?

dc:>10-1-2016

Then sort by the Date Created column (which you'd also need to make visible).
That would give you files created in the past year.
You'd have to manually look through to see what meets your criteria.

dc:>9-1-2017 dc:<9-15-2017

Would give you files created within a range of dates.

adventurepark42
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Re: Search file by the same creation time

Post by adventurepark42 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:38 pm

hey,
thanks for the reply. but i need to find images that were created at the same time within a range of months.
eg. from 01-08-2017 to 01.09.2017 at 11:00am.
Is there a way to wildcard the date?
thanks in advance
dirk

void
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Re: Search file by the same creation time

Post by void » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:50 am

dc:01-08-2017-01-09-2017

Please note: dc: will be slow if you have not enabled date created indexing from Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Index Date Created.
Please try dm:01-08-2017-01-09-2017 (dm = date modified) If the images have not been modified, Everything will give the same results as dc:, however, dm: will show the results instantly.

adventurepark42
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Re: Search file by the same creation time

Post by adventurepark42 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:16 pm

dc:01-08-2017-01-09-2017 will give me all files during this period?

is there a way to say dc:01-08-2017-01-09-2017 and 11.32pm (not the syntax just the logic) to get all images that are created at this exact time of the day? thanks in advance
dirk

void
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Re: Search file by the same creation time

Post by void » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:05 pm

Everything supports ISO 8601.

Please try searching for:
dc:2017-08-01-2017-09-01T23:32

Note the year-month-day order.
Follow the date with a T and the 24-hour time.

http://www.voidtools.com/support/everyt ... ate_syntax

David.P
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Re: Search file by the same creation time

Post by David.P » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:31 pm

Hi all,
void wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:05 pm
Please try searching for:
dc:2017-08-01-2017-09-01T23:32
I've tried this but it doesn't seem to work. It finds all files in that date range, but doesn't limit the results to the time of day specified (23:32).

For example, I'd like to find files that have been modified between, say, 2pm and 3pm, irrespective of the date.

Is there a way to do that?

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Re: Search file by the same creation time

Post by NotNull » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:26 am

David.P wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:31 pm
I'd like to find files that have been modified between, say, 2pm and 3pm, irrespective of the date.

Is there a way to do that?
I remember trying to find a solution to this back in 2017. There wasn't.

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Re: Search file by the same creation time

Post by void » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:24 am

Please try the following:
  • Note: requires Microsoft Excel (or alternative spreadsheet software)
  • In Everything, limit your search as much as possible. For example, search for:
    ext:jpg;png
  • This will work best when there is less than 65536 files.
  • In Everything, from the File menu, click Export....
  • Change Save as type to CSV Files (*.csv)
  • Choose a filename and click Save.
  • In Excel, in a blank worksheet, from the Data menu, from the Import External Data submenu, click Import data....
  • Select your exported csv and click Open.
  • Change File origin to 65001 : Unicode (UTF-8).
  • Click Next.
  • Check Comma.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Finish.
  • Click OK to put the data in the existing worksheet at $A$1.
  • Create a new column, and set the cell to: =MOD(D2,1) where D2 is the first date modified/created value.
  • Copy this cell to all other cells in this column.
  • Sort by this column.
  • Locate your files by time only.

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