The answer is Yes. You can go down to minute granularity. I used this syntax on my temp folder
date modified 13/11/20099 16:40..13/11/2009 16:50
and it filters out only the files modified between 16:40 and 16:50.
Now the trick to a full answer will be to get the current time and then take 10 minutes off to structure this query. In the Explorer interface, I can't think how you would do it. The only way I can see is via script using ADO.
You can use the WHERE clause within a Select statement to extract the required range of files, for example the above AQS query as a SQL search is
SELECT System.ItemName, System.ItemDate FROM SystemIndex WHERE SCOPE='file:c:/temp' AND (System.ItemDate > '2009-11-13 16:40:00' AND System.ItemDate < '2009-11-13 16:51:00')
The full code I used to try the query out on my system I modified from one of the examples on MSDN. I've added it to the bottom of this post, the other samples can be found on the MSDN page Windows Search Sample Code
I hardcoded the dates and locations to make it easier to read. But as this is VB script (sorry no PowerShell version yet), you could pass the SCOPE and time as arguments.
I used the SCOPE
in the query to look at my Temp folder and all subfolders, I could have used
to just scan the TEMP folder when I knew the files I was looking for were and left out the scan of the subfolders.
I wanted to give a flavour of the search functionality in this post, for more information on using SQL can be found on MSDN in the article Querying the Index with Windows Search SQL Syntax
Also useful is the list of System Properties you can use. These can be found at Windows Properties: System
rem THIS CODE AND INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF rem ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO rem THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A rem PARTICULAR PURPOSE. rem rem Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved rem Windows SDK sample that demonstrates how to query Windows Search from script rem using ADO. On Error Resume Next Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection") Set objRecordSet = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset") objConnection.Open "Provider=Search.CollatorDSO;Extended Properties='Application=Windows';" objRecordSet.Open "SELECT System.ItemName, System.ItemDate, System.DateModified FROM SystemIndex WHERE SCOPE='file:c:/temp' AND (System.ItemDate > '2009-11-13 16:40:00' AND System.ItemDate < '2009-11-13 16:51:00')", objConnection objRecordSet.MoveFirst Do Until objRecordset.EOF rem Access the column values that were specified in the SELECT statement here Wscript.Echo objRecordset.Fields.Item("System.ItemName") Wscript.Echo objRecordSet.Fields.Item("System.DateModified") objRecordset.MoveNext Loop objRecordset.Close Set objRecordset = Nothing objConnection.Close Set objConnection = Nothing