Is it possible to display only recently changed folders

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vsub
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Is it possible to display only recently changed folders

Post by vsub » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:58 am

For example I have a folder with many folders and sub folders
If I made a change to some sub folder is it possible to display somehow that there is a change in some subfolder but display the main folder

For example
1.D:\folder\folder1\folder2
2.D:\folder5\folder1\folder2
3.D:\folder2\folder1\folder2
4.D:\folder\folder2\folder2

And lets say I made some changes to the deepest subfolder of 1 and 3 and make everything to just display
1.D:\folder\
3.D:\folder2

in the result...not the hundreds sub folders that have been changed in folder2 in 1 and 3

Windows stores data modified only on the folder that contains some modification and don't change anything in the parents folders
D:\folder shows last year but D:\folder\folder1\folder2 shows today

I just want to make it easier finding changes and choose what to backup

therube
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Re: Is it possible to display only recently changed folders

Post by therube » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:41 am

How about something like,
child: dm:today
?

void
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Re: Is it possible to display only recently changed folders

Post by void » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:47 am

child: dm:today

Would be the same as
folder: dm:today


childdm: is currently under development. However, this would only find direct children.

Please try searching for dm:today and exporting your results to a file list, then opening that file list:
  • Search for:
    dm:today
  • exporting all results to a file list:
  • From the File menu, Click Export....
  • Change Save as type to EFU Everything File List.
  • Choose a filename and click Save.
  • From the File menu, click Open File list....
  • Select the EFU file from above and click Open.
  • only files/folders modified today and parents back to the root will be listed.
  • When you are finished with the results, close the file list:
  • From the File menu, click Close File list.
You can use parents:<=2 to limit the depth of the folders shown.

vsub
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Re: Is it possible to display only recently changed folders

Post by vsub » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:28 am

Seems to be working,thanks

And btw,what exactly "childdm" will do?

void
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Re: Is it possible to display only recently changed folders

Post by void » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:42 am

match folders where a child file or child folder has a specific date modified.

For example:
c:\folder\file.txt

file.txt is modified today
c:\folder could be modified anytime in the past.

searching for childdm:today would match c:\folder

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