Internet Family Fun
Internet Help - Internet Family Fun
Moms, Dads, and The Kids, Having Fun, While Surfing The Net Together
Internet Family Fun
Internet Family Fun
IFF Home

 Columbus Day
 Boss Day
 United Nations Day
 Daylight Saving Time
 Election Day (US)
 Veterans Day
 Dates of Holidays
 More Holidays

 Get Organized
  Vacation Checklist
  Emergency Info
  Printable Gift Bags
  Printable Calendars
  Printable Agendas
  More Get Organized
 Party Invitations
  Birthday Invitations
  More Invitations
 Greeting Cards
  Money Cards
  Birthday Cards
  Thank You Card
  Free eCards
  More Greeting Cards

 Holiday Wallpaper
  American Flag
  All Holiday Wallpaper
 Anyday Wallpaper
  Animal Wallpaper
  Funny Geek Wallpaper
  Ocean Wallpaper
  More Wallpaper

Sites for Kids
 Homework Help
 Harry Potter
 More Sites for Kids

Internet Help
 Print Part of a Page
 Keyboard Shortcuts
 Speed Up a Computer
 More Internet Help

Internet Safety
 Parental Responsibility
 More Internet Safety

Know About...
 World of Warcraft
 Online Shopping Safety
 More to Know About

 Crossword Puzzles
 Jigsaw Puzzles
 Word Search
 More Games

Clip Art
 Christmas Clipart

Save Money
 Unclaimed Property
 More Save Money

Free Calculators
 Loan Calculator
 Factors Calculator
 Fraction Calculator
 More Calculators

 Face Paint
 Giant Bubbles
 Turkey Cooking Times
 More Recipes

Your Privacy
 Are You Listed?
 Identity Theft
 More About Privacy


Internet Family Fun

Your Computer's Filing System

Finding Lost Files

You are here:
Internet Family Fun Home > Internet Help > Your Computer's Filing System > Finding Lost Files

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.
Select "Search"
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".

NEXT... Creating, Renaming and Moving Folders
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

More Filing System Help
File Sizes Explained

More Internet Help

Print Part of a Page Basic Copy and Paste Advanced Copy and Paste Keyboard Shortcuts
Speed Up a Slow Computer File Sizes Explained How to Drag and Drop Files Allow Pop Ups
Acronyms Check Your Email Away From Home How to Determine if it is a Secure Server Find Out Who Owns a Website
Secure Passwords Customize Your Desktop Computer Filing Systems File Extensions, Registered Viewers, Changing File Associations
Secure Your Wireless Access Point Home Computer Security Free File Viewers That Convert Documents Such As DOCX, DOC, ODT Portable Applications for Your Flash Drive
Create Characters That Aren't On Your Keyboard Such As The Copyright Symbol Guide to Outlook Express Protect Yourself from Spyware Auto Complete With Internet Explorer
Change The Size of the Text That View on Your Screen How Much RAM Do You Have? System Requirements How to Change Your Resolution
How to Legally Hack
Internet Family Fun

This site recommends for online shopping:

Internet Family Fun
Internet Family Fun Home   Reprint Request   User Agreement   Privacy Policy   Contact Us   About Us
Graphics and Content © Marcy Zitz 1999-2009