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Chapter 3. Managing Files and Folders > Searching for Files and Folders

Searching for Files and Folders

Sometimes remembering precisely where you stored a file is difficult. Windows provides a Search Companion to help you find files or folders. The Search Companion opens in the Explorer bar and gives you the option to find files or folders by name, location, size, type, and the creation or last modification date. You can also narrow your search by selecting categories, listed in the Search Companion. The Search Companion is accessible from the Start menu or any folder window to help you locate files and folders.

Search for Files and Folders

Click the Start button, and then click Search, or click the Search button on the toolbar in a folder window.

TIMESAVER Press F3 to open the Search Companion from the desktop.

Click the green arrow next to the type of file or folder you want to find. Each type contains different search options.

Select or enter as much search criteria as you can.

Click Search to retrieve the files or folders that meet the criteria.

When you're done, click the Close button.


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