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Searching Within ACDSee Pro 7

2013-10-22 21:42:55 GMT

There are a number of ways to search your computer for files and folders. With ACDSee Pro 7 you can use the Search pane to search by file name, keywords, or image properties. You can create advanced searches to locate files that fall within a date or rating range and then save and name the search to use later. You can also use the Duplicate Finder to locate and manage identical files.



Using the Search Pane
The Search Pane contains several areas to help you manage your searches, Saved Searches, Files and Text, and the Properties area. When you create a search, remember that the search tool will only return files that match ALL of the criteria that you specify.

In the Saved searches area, you can save a complex search to use later, select a search to run again, or delete a saved search.

To search for files or folders type a portion of the name of which you want to search, or select a previous search term from the drop-down list. When you click Start at the bottom of the pane, the search results are listed in the File List pane.

Saved searches are also listed on the Catalog pane, from where you can run them with a single click on the Saved Search name.

To save a search, click the Save icon, and then Save or Save As to save or overwrite a saved search. When the Saved Search dialog opens, type in a name for the search. If you use a descriptive name, it makes it easier to remember the criteria in your saved search.

Deleting a search is easy too. Select a search from the drop-down list then click the Delete icon. Click Yes to confirm the deletion, when the prompt opens.

In the Files and Text area, you can identify what you are searching for, and where you want to search for it.

Go ahead and type a portion of the file or folder name for which you want to search, or select a previous search term from the dropdown list. You can also use wildcards to search for file name patterns. To exclude all non-image files, click the right-arrow button beside the field and select Images only.

When you search by both file name and a keyword or phrase, an item is included in the search result only when it includes BOTH criteria.

To specify what parts of the database you want to search, and indicate how to treat the text you type in the field, click the arrow next to the field and select any of the following options:

  • Find all words: Only returns files that match all the words you enter.
  • Find whole words only: Only returns files that contain the entire word, exactly as you typed it.
  • Search in Caption: Searches the Caption field of files in the database.
  • Search in Keywords: Searches the Keyword field of files in the database.
  • Search in Notes: Searches in the Notes field of files in the database.
  • Search in Categories: Searches the Category assignments of files in the database.
  • Search in Folders: Searches in the name of folders in the database.
  • Search in Labels: Searches the labeled images by color.



In the Properties area, you can identify file properties that you want to search for, and specify ranges of valves to include or exclude from your search.

To Use the Properties Area:

  1. Below the Search file properties field, click Add.
  2. In the Add Search Criteria dialog box, select one or more properties on which to base your search.
  3. Click Ok.
  4. In the Properties area, click the hyperlinks to define conditional statements for each property.
  5. Click Start to perform the search.
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