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I have found only according to "date modified" and not "access date"

I haven't found any ways of sorting this correctly. Maybe I should use third party software?

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Can't tell exactly, but maybe this helps: Windows Search Advanced Query Syntax, also see my other answer here. –  slhck Jul 5 '11 at 14:14
    
Do you have access to powershell on the machine where you want to search? –  EBGreen Jul 5 '11 at 14:53
    
Ooops...just saw the Windows-7 tag, so you do have access to powershell. –  EBGreen Jul 5 '11 at 14:58

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In Powershell (which is already installed on your Windows 7 machine) you could do something like this:

Get-childItem C:\* -recurse -include *.txt | Where-Object{$_.LastAccessTime -gt (Get-Date).AddDays(-7)}

This would recursively search the C drive for any text file accessed in the last 7 days for example.

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