1. Search for specific types of files
Enter “kind: [type]” in the search box, where [type] is the type of file. Commonly used are image, PDF, Doc, music, folder, mail, bookmark, contact, etc. For example, if you need to find photos of Paris, the search syntax is “kind: image Paris”, and the search syntax for Britney’s songs is “kind: Music Britney”.
2. Search for files modified or created at a specific time
Enter “date: [time]” in the search box, where [time] is the time parameter, commonly including today, yesterday, this week, this month, etc. If you want to find the file modified or created yesterday, the syntax is “date: yesterday”. Of course, you can add content limited parameters later.
This is the way to use spotlight for accurate search. Users who need or are interested might as well try it.