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Categorizing and Filtering File Search Results

The bottom part of the main VX Search GUI application shows file categories and allows one to filter the file search results using one or more file filters. The user is provided with the ability to categorize search results by the file type, file extension, size, creation, modification and last access time and the user name. Use the categories combo box to select an appropriate file categorization mode.

VX Search File Filters

For example, in order to categorize the file search results by the modification year, click on the file categories combo box and select the 'Categorize By Modification Year' file categorization mode. VX Search will categorize the file search results and display the number of files and the amount of disk space for each modification year.

VX Search Filter File Search Results By Year

In addition, the user is provided with the ability to export the list of displayed file categories to the HTML, PDF, Excel, text and XML formats. In order to export the list file categories, select the required categories, press the right mouse button, select the 'Export Categories' menu item and then select an appropriate report format.

Another advanced feature provided by VX Search is the ability to filter the file search results by one or more of second-level file categories. For example, let's assume that we have searched for all pictures and image files in a computer. The top pane of the VX Search main GUI application shows the file search results and the bottom pane shows file categories.

VX Search Filter File Search Results By Year

Select one or more file categories in the bottom pane, press the right mouse button and select the 'Apply Filters' menu item. VX Search will filter the search results and show files matching the selected file categories.

VX Search Filter File Search Results By Year

Now, the user can export reports and/or perform file management operations, such as file copy, move or delete, on files matching the selected file categories. In order to clear the selected file categories press the 'Clear' button located on the right side of the categories progress bar.