How do I search for files in Windows 10 with a specific date range

Q. Recently had to upgrade from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 due to computer dying.  Need to perform a file search with a specific date range but keep getting everything but what I want.  (i.e. – 04/01/2015 to 06/30/2015

This shouldn’t be rocket science.  I have already tried >04/01/2015 but it brought up dates before and after with over 400 files to go through?!?!?  Help????


In Windows 10, I don’t seed that little calendar box on the right.  Here’s what I see:  (1) I click on the search box, which highlights a “Search Tools” tab in the file manager window; (2) I click on the tab, which opens up the ribbon; (3) I click on “Date modified”, which brings up a drop-down list that gives you options like “Today”, “Yesterday”, “This week”, etc. — but no little calendar.  Three clicks, and I’m still not where I want to be. 

To get the little calendar, I ignore the tab on the ribbon; instead, I type “Date modified:” in the search box, and *then* the little calendar pops up.  Five or ten keystrokes, then a drag of the mouse.  Quicker, but still messy.

I’d like to see the behavior we had in Win7:  clicking on the search box in the file explorer brought up a shortlist of search-by possibilities; then, click on “Date modified” brought up the little calendar.  Two clicks and a drag.  Easy. 

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