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Searching for a File or Folder

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Using the Start Button

  1. Right-click the Start button and select Search.
  2. Click on Everywhere.
  3. Choose where you want to search (Everywhere, Settings, Files, Web images, or Web videos).
  4. Type your search criteria in the Search bar and click the magnifying glass icon.
  5. The results will appear underneath the Search bar.

Using the Charms Bar

  1. Activate the Charms Bar (either by moving your cursor to the top right corner of the screen or using the Windows key + C keyboard combination).
  2. Click on Everywhere.
  3. Choose where you want to search (Everywhere, Settings, Files, Web images, or Web videos).
  4. Type your search criteria in the Search bar and click the magnifying glass icon.
  5. The results will appear underneath the Search bar.

Using the Keyboard

  1. Hold down the Windows key and S on your keyboard.
  2. Click on Everywhere.
  3. Choose where you want to search (Everywhere, Settings, Files, Web images, or Web videos).
  4. Type your search criteria in the Search bar and click the magnifying glass icon.
  5. The results will appear underneath the Search bar.

Using File Explorer

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Enter you criteria in the search box on the top right side of the screen.
  3. Click the magnifying glass icon.

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