How To Use Windows Search (tips and tricks)

Posted on June 24, 2010. Filed under: Easy Tricks using Windows |

One of the features on Windows Start menu includes Search where you can search for files on your computer.

In Vista and Windows 7 you can type your search in the box provided. In XP you can click on Search.

Here you need to type in the file or folder/ key words you are looking for.

You can use wildcards (* and ?) to look for multiple files and directories.

For example you can type an asterisk instead of a file name so *.TXT to see all text files or *.DOC to see all the Word files.

A question mark takes the place of a single number or letter like AUTOEX??.BAT would return AUTOEXEC.BAT among others.

(Tip: You can also search for files in Windows Explorer).

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