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Windows 8 is a modern operating system that offers many features and functions to help you work, play, and communicate. One of these features is the powerful search tool that lets you find files, apps, settings, and web results on your PC or tablet. But did you know that you can also use a special operator called in: to refine your search and get more relevant results? In this article, we will show you how to use the in: operator in Windows 8 search, what benefits it can bring, what limitations it has, and how to overcome them.

What is the in: operator?

The in: operator is a keyword that you can use in your search query to specify where you want to look for files. It works by following this syntax:

search term in:location 

The search term can be anything you want to find, such as a file name, a file type, a file property, or a word or phrase inside a file. The location can be a folder path, a file extension, a property name, or a property value. For example, if you want to find all the PDF files in your Documents folder, you can type this query:

*.pdf in:C:\Users\YourName\Documents 

The in: operator tells Windows 8 to search only within the specified location and ignore other places. This way, you can narrow down your search results and find what you need faster.

How to use the in: operator in Windows 8

To use the in: operator in Windows 8, you need to access the search tool first. There are two ways to do this:

  • Press the Windows key + Q on your keyboard to open the Search charm.
  • Swipe from the right edge of your screen (or move your mouse pointer to the upper-right corner) and tap or click Search.

Once you see the Search charm, you can type your query using the in: operator and hit Enter. You will see a list of matching files on the left side of your screen. You can also filter your results by date, size, type, or name by clicking or tapping the arrow next to the search box.

You can use the in: operator for different purposes, depending on what you want to find and where you want to look. Here are some examples and tips on how to use it effectively.

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