How do you find the latest files on your computer?

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  1. Westside
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    My "friends" played a terrible prank on me and hid gay porn all over my hard drive in different folders. Is there a way to view the latest files added to your computer? I need to delete them... [​IMG]
     
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    are they image files?
     
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    yep
     
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    well this is what I would do.


    If in windows XP

    Start > Search > All Files > In search box *.jpg (I am guessing they are all in .jpg) > search > Right click and go under view and click details > then on top where it says name in folder right click selected date modified and date created now click on the topic and sort by newest.


    Alt for XP:

    Start > Search > All Files > In search box *.jpg (I am guessing they are all in .jpg) > use the when was it modified and sort by the proper perimeters


    Let me know if that is what you needed.
     
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    On a mac click COMMAND(Apple key) SPACE and type in the file extension (.gif .jpg etc.)
     
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    The problem with searching the ways so far is jpeg files can be .jpg or .jpeg and there are still gif, png and a whole host of other image formats. Still it is a semicolon to delimit the search (you type "*.jpg;*.png;*.gif" and so forth).

    Simple way:
    Search box (I am going with XP here). Advanced search naturally.
    leave the box blank or *.*
    Make sure it searches local drives (usually c:\ but you should have the option to do all the drives)
    Check subfolders, system folders......
    Hit search
    Wait about 30 minutes probably (lots of files)
    View -> details (I suggest everyone uses details).
    You should have the option to view by various methods. Date modified is best (date created can be transferred across when making a new file), if it is not there then right click and add it (it may be under "more...")

    Even simpler way. It should have the option to use dates in the search box. Use that with the same concept as above.
     
  7. Banger

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    I would go with *.jpg;*.png;*.gif and whatever other extension myself as have you have tried to do a windows search on 5TB of hard drives. Their would be way to many if you did a blank or *.* search.

    But yea I did miss the semi colon, and was just going to say it but I guess you beat me to the punch [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you guys! [​IMG] I hope I got rid of them all... [​IMG]

    BTW my "friend" kinda looked like this: [​IMG]
     
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    You should play a terrible prank on them by writing a batch file which erases their windows folder upon restart [​IMG]
     

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