Your Computer's Filing System
Finding Lost Files
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Going through folders can be time consuming! Sometimes you file a picture or letter and forget what folder you stuck it in. Windows can save the day for you!
Click on Windows "Start" button.
A new window will open and you can select the file type you are looking for.
Select the file type such as "Pictures" or "All Files and Folders"
Once you select the file type, new options will appear.
If you have forgotten the exact name of the file, you can still find it, by using a wild card. Let's say you know it was a jpg file (picture file). You can have your computer search for all jpg files, by entering "*.jpg" (without the quotation marks)
Advanced Search Options
What if you don't know what kind of file and the name of it? You still have options, so don't despair! Let's say you wrote a letter and now you can't find it. You can use the "Containing text:" option under the advanced options. If you were looking for a letter you wrote to Aunt Sally, you could just type in "Aunt Sally" in the "Containing text:" field. It will search through all the documents in the drive selected, including the subfolders if you have the box checked. It will then display all files that contain the text "Aunt Sally".
You can search by date by selecting. Many more options can be found in "Advanced Search Options".
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Page 1 - Understanding Your Filing System
Page 2 - Opening Files
Page 3 - Finding Lost Files
Page 4 - Creating, Renaming and Moving Folders
Page 5 - Organizing Your Files
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