In Windows File Explorer you can type size: into the search box, and it will offer 7 predefined size-ranges empty/tiny/small/medium/large/huge/gigantic

For the longest time "gigantic" was set as >128mb This was useful, you could quickly find all movie files in a folder tree.

Recently (some 2018/2019 update), Microsoft decided to modernise the definitions of these 7 predefined size-ranges so that:

  • Large (128MB - 1GB)
  • Huge (1GB - 4GB)
  • Gigantic (> 4GB)

... ok that is a more 'modern' definition, but now the size: search function becomes less useful to me. Now my movie files are fragmented between 3 different search results!!

Question: Does anyone know a registry key which can be used to manipulate the thresholds of the size: search filter in file explorer?


I've seen other posts with this question but haven't seen a way to modify those thresholds. But Serach does allow you to use expressions as well as the pre-defined ranges. If you type: size:>128MB in the Search box, you will get all files in a single result.


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  • Confirmed! Thank you, I genuinely learned something useful today! – Norsak May 12 '19 at 15:40
  • You're welcome! Can I get an up-vote??? :D – Keith Miller May 12 '19 at 19:49

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