In Windows File Explorer, there is a search box where you can type “size:” and it will provide you with seven predetermined size ranges, including empty, tiny, small, medium, large, huge, and gigantic.

In the past, the “gigantic” range was set to anything greater than 128 megabytes, which was helpful for finding movie files in a folder tree. However, with a recent update from Microsoft in 2018 or 2019, the definitions of these size ranges were modernized.

Now, “large” is defined as 128 megabytes to 1 gigabyte, “huge” is 1 gigabyte to 4 gigabytes, and “gigantic” is anything over 4 gigabytes.

While this is a more modern definition, it has made the size: search function less useful for some users who now have their movie files separated into three different search results.

Therefore, the question is whether anyone knows a registry key that can be used to adjust the thresholds of the size: search filter in file explorer.

Askify Moderator Edited question April 30, 2023