Simple search example

Suppose you need to find in your LAN the multimedia files (such as AVI, MPG and MP3) and also all files that contain the word music in their names. Your query may look like this:

*.avi;*.mpg;*.mp3;*music*

Note: the query should not contain any spaces.

Search query example
This picture illustrates the example

Hit Enter or the Start search button. The following picture illustrates the result of your query:

Example search results

Complex search example

Suppose you need to find in your LAN the MS Office documents (such as Excel spreadsheets, Word documents and Access database files) modified within the last two days. In this case, your query may look like this:

*.xls; *.doc; *.mdb

Now you must specify the time period for the files you want to find. Press Ctrl+O, set Filter by date and select the required time period:

Filter by date example query

Now click OK and Start search.

Advanced search example

Suppose you need to find in your LAN all JPEG, GIF, BMP and PNG image files not exceeding 10 MB in size. There is a large and slow server in the LAN that stores your corporate databases and you don't want LAN Search to waste time searching this server for images. In this case, your query may look like the following:

*.jpg; *.gif; *.bmp;*.png

Now you should specify the file size limit. Press Ctrl+O and set Filter by size:

Set size range

Now you need to exclude the abovementioned server (e.g. ENTERPRISE) from the search . Press Ctrl+O and select the Net search tab:

Excluding the server

Now click OK and Start search.