Home > Tips and Tricks > Windows 7 find all pictures

Windows 7 find all pictures

Some times Windows is not as user friendly as it is supposed to be – for example, i wanted to find all the pictures in my computer.

The search in Windows 7 is not so clear on how to perform this task ( XP had this feature )

To search for all “certain kind” of media or files you can do the following trick

  1. Go to the folder you want to search
  2. On the search bar to the top-right type kind:
  3. You should see a drop down to various kinds of search – choose the one you want and hit enter
  4. If you want to find all pictures, the search would be kind:=picture
  5. If you want to search for pictures and something else then it would beĀ kind:=music OR kind:=pictures OR kind:=videos

Note that you can also use Windows Picture Gallery – it might provide more search options



About these ads
Categories: Tips and Tricks
  1. santie
    July 29, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    You are the best. Thanks

  2. Aravinda
    July 29, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Thanks, It is helpful me

  3. September 30, 2011 at 7:56 AM


  4. Naresh
    May 11, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    thank u sir ji…………….

  5. Haider
    May 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Thanks too simple and quick

  6. mulberg4canlas@verizon.net
    May 30, 2012 at 3:45 AM

    wonderful found numerous images of all kinds of pictures on my computer

  7. shanmugam
    June 18, 2012 at 3:07 AM

    Excellent thx, all these while i used to struggle

  8. graham
    June 24, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  9. JFo
    June 27, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    why they couldn’t build in this option, boggles my mind

  10. HELP
    August 18, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    This is the best, fuck the rest.

  11. aalaoni
    September 4, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Thank you for the clear description. I still have one question. Assume that I want to search for all videos on my computer. Assume aslso that some videos are saved in the video folder and the rest are saved in the video players’ libraries such as the WMP, DIVX, REALPLAYER…etc. Will the instructions you listed above be enough to find all videos?

    • September 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM

      you can go to My Computer and do the same search – it will pull out all pictures in your computer ( even if they are in some application folders )

  12. balu
    October 5, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    thanx naveen…

  13. Andres
    November 6, 2012 at 2:15 PM


  14. slobodan
    November 11, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Thank you!

  15. chaitanya
    January 5, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    thanks..it helps :)

  16. January 5, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Very cool…I’ve struggled with this for a while

  17. January 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    nice one but can u please tell me in the case i want to search files created or modified within a certain time frame and size, how do i do that?

  18. mustafa ali
    January 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    you are an angel. thxs

  19. Manish
    February 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    it was really helpful…!!

  20. joyii
    March 8, 2013 at 6:44 AM


  21. saaa
    April 21, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Awesome dude! thank you

  22. Udaya
    April 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Good to Know, thanks buddy

  23. jojo
    July 28, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    thank you very much

  24. Ali
    August 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    thanks lot

    August 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Great, Thanksss!

  26. Daniel
    August 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Why hide this (stoopid microsh!t) !!!. thanks for the tip though.

  27. sheikhussain87@yahoo.com
    October 12, 2013 at 7:23 AM


  28. D'Train
    October 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Can this be expanded to find only pictures with a Rating= 5. My wife keeps everything and its starting to hog to much space in my backup plan. I would like to script something to find only 5 star photos and copy those over to new folder….eventually nuking the junk.

  29. Ticket
    May 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Thank you Sir! Windows is getting harder and harder to use.

  30. MWL
    May 16, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Thanks, great advice.

  31. SUMON
    September 13, 2014 at 9:49 AM


  32. December 29, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    Very good ! how can we focus on a specific folder or drive plz.

    • December 29, 2014 at 5:41 PM

      @Ranjeet Sinha,
      just go to that drive or folder and your search will be localized

  33. Barry Packham
    January 13, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Thanks, that is a really useful tip.

  34. Lorraine
    March 15, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Just found this and works great, Thanks a lot

  35. March 27, 2015 at 3:12 AM

    Great one….thanks

  1. December 18, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: