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How to quickly find files and folders on Windows?

Here, we learn how to find files and folders by applying given steps.

How to quickly find files and folders on Windows?
Windows XP enables you to quickly locate files and folders on your drives. The search option provides you with four search options: Pictures, music, or video, Documents, All files and folders, and Computers and people.
 To quickly find a file or folder:
  1. Click the Start button. The Start menu will appear.
  2. Highlight Search.
  3. Click Files or Folders. The Search Results dialog box will open.
  4. Choose an option.
  5. Enter your search criteria. Use the table that follows to help you. Click search. The results of your search will appear in the right plane.
Table:
                       Field
Entry Type
All or part of the file (document) nameEnter the filename, the first few letters of the filename, or any letters found in the filename. Use the * as a wild card.
For example, to find all of the files that begin with r and end in the extension .doc, enter r*doc. To find files that begin with resume and have any extension, enter resume.*.
A word or phrase in the fileIf you are looking for a file that has a specific word or phrase in the file, enter the word or phrase in this field.
Look InSelect the drive or folder you want to search.
Specify DatesSelect from Modified, Created, or Last Accessed. Select Modified to find all files modified since the date criteria you enter, select Created to find all files created since the date criteria you enter, or select Last Accessed to find all files accessed since the date criteria you enter.
Between/During the PreviousSpecify the date search criteria you want to use. Between allows you to search for files modified, created, or accessed between two dates. During allows you to search for files modified, created or accessed during the previous number of days or months you specify.
How to quickly find files and folders
Start Button
Search option
All or part of the file name
A word or phrase in the file
Look In
Specify Dates
Between/During the Previous
To find Files and Folders.
Kinnari
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