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Making, Saving, and Naming Documents 103 Tracking Down Lost Files in Windows When a program displays a dialog box asking where you want your file stored, it's tempting to just store it in the default folder. The trouble is that the default folder in one program might not be the same default folder in another program. You end up scattering your files like hayseed making it difficult to find them later. Fortunately, Windows can help you track down misplaced files. If you recently worked on the file, the first place to look is the Start, Documents menu. This submenu lists the last 15 files you worked on. If you can't find the file there, try this: 1. Open the Start menu; point to Find or Search; and click For Files or Folders or just Files or Folders. The Find or Search Results dialog box appears asking what you're looking for as shown in Figure 10.5. Figure 10.5. Windows can help you track down lost files. 2. 3. 4. Open the Look in drop-down list, and click the drive or folder you want to search. In the Named or Search for Files or Folders Named text box, type the file's name (or a portion of it). If you don't know the name, click the Containing Text text box and type some unique text that might be contained in the file. Click the Find Now or Search Now button. Windows searches the specified disk drive and displays a list of files and folders that match the name or text string you typed. Once Windows has found the file you want to work with, you can open the file by clicking or double- clicking its name in the search results list. You also can drag the file from the list into the program window, or if you're working in older versions of Windows, you might need to make a mental note of the file's location and then use the program's File, Open command to open the file. The Least You Need to Know · In your word processing program, press the Insert key to change from Insert to Overstrike mode or vice versa. In most word processing programs, click OVR in the status bar to change typing modes. · To type entries in a spreadsheet, click the cell in which you want the entry to appear, type the entry, and press the Enter or Tab key.