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Searching for files on your computer and network drives

It is very easy to search all of your files at once using the built-in search feature on your computer.

 

 

Windows 10: 

Step 1.

Click the start button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, then click "This PC":

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Step 2.

Make sure "This PC" is listed in the bar at the top of the window, then type your search term in the box located at the top right of the window > Press the enter key to begin the search:

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It may take several minutes for the search to complete depending on how many files you have.

The search results will appear:

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Windows 7:

Step 1.

Click the start button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, then click "Computer".

 

Step 2:

Make sure "Computer" is listed in the bar at the top of the window, then type your search term in the box located at the top right of the window, then press the enter key to begin the search:

It may take several minutes for the search to complete depending on how many files you have.

The search results will appear:

You may not be able to open all files shown, if you would like to take a screenshot of the file names, please follow the directions in the following article:

How to take a screenshot

 

 

 

 

 

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