Searching for files and folders on a computer is a fairly easy process. The first thing to do is launch the File Explorer. This can be done by opening the Start Menu (Windows logo) in the bottom left corner of the screen and selecting File Explorer from the list of programs. Alternatively, File Explorer can be opened by pressing the Windows key + E on the keyboard simultaneously.
Once File Explorer is open, the folder hierarchy of the computer can easily be navigated. Each user profile has its own home folder and subfolders. By default, files can be found in libraries such as Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Downloads.
If the file or folder is not in one of the libraries, it may be stored in a different folder or location. To look in other locations, enter the name or address of the folder in the search bar located at the top right of the window. For example, if the file is located in the Computer folder, enter Computer in the search bar and it will be displayed.
It is also possible to search for a specific file or folder by name. As a first step, enter the file or folder name in the search bar. For more precise results, click on ‘More options’ next to the search box, then select the relevant folder or drive in which the file is located. This will narrow down the search to files and folders within that location.
In addition, the Advanced Search feature allows users to search by various criteria such as size, type, date modified, etc. To access this feature, click on ‘Advanced search’ at the bottom of the search bar and enter the desired search parameters.
It is also possible to sort files and folders in File Explorer by name, size, type, and so on. Navigate to the folder where the file is located and click on the column heading of the desired sorting criteria.
Overall, searching for a file or folder on a computer is a fairly simple task. Knowing where to look and applying the appropriate search parameters makes the job even easier.