Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to Find the Number of Files Between Dates in Windows 8

The Windows 8 File Explorer offers a comprehensive search field that supports multiple search criteria. We can use this feature to locates all files by specifying a beginning and ending date. Here is the instruction to tell you how to find the number of files between dates in Windows 8.

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1. Hold “Win+E” to open File Explorer. Here you’d better open the folders in which you wish to search. Or you will have to search the entire computer which will slow down the search very much.

2. Type the content in quotes “datemodified:>[beginning date] datemodified:<[ending date]” in the search field. Replace “[beginning date]” and “[ending date]” with the first and last dates in the range using the format “M/D/YY.” It will take a while to search.

3. Sort the list of files and folders by clicking “Size” . Here we need to remember folders have no inherent size, so they are listed at the bottom of the list.

4. Click the first file listed, hold “Shift” key, and then click the last file listed to highlight all files.

5. Now you could see the total number of files by checking “# Items” in the bottom status bar.

How to Know the File Creation Date

File Creation Date will be recorded once it comes up in your computer. Finding the file creation date is useful if you want to see when the file was created. You could locates your file by searching the creation date. Here is the instruction to tell you how to find the creation date.

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1. Browse for a file you which want to find the creation date.

2. Right click and select “Properties.” Check the “Details”, and the creation date will be displayed next to “Date Created.”

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3. Go to a specific folder. This includes My Documents, My Pictures or Downloads. Open the folder and read the date that the file has been modified. This will be located in the column besides the file type and size.

4. Highlight the file to see when file has been modified.

How to Remove the Explorer.Exe Trojan Horse

Explorer.exe is the process that controls the instance of Windows Explorer that is running on your computer. However, it is also a common name for trojan horses and viruses. Because the same name will protect them from being deleting by the computer. Here is the instruction to tell you how to remove the Explorer.Exe Trojan Horse.
1. Click “Start” and select “Run.”  Type in “MRT” and click ” Enter .” Doing this is to run Windows “Malware Removal Tool”. If you can’t run it successfully, you could try to download a new copy for free from Microsoft.

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2. Click on the “Next” button.

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3.Click on “Full Scan” which offers a greater chance of removing the Explorer.Exe trojan horse than the “Quick Scan” does.

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4. Click on the “Next” to start scanning. The program will help you to remove the Explorer.Exe trojan horse step by step.

5. Click on “Finish”, then restart your computer.