How to Access Windows Explorer in Windows 7

If you have worked with previous versions of Windows, you may be familiar with Windows Explorer, a way to browse and work with files and folders on your computer. To access Windows Explorer in Windows 7, follow these six steps.

  1. Right-click the Start menu button.

  2. Select Open Windows Explorer.
    Open Windows Explorer

  3. In the Search Libraries text box in the upper-right corner of the window, enter your search term.
    Search Libraries Text Box

  4. You will notice the drop-down area that appears, allowing you to filter your search. If you want to add a filter, select the search filter to add and then select an option.
    Add a Search Filter

  5. This search is dynamic, meaning that as you type, results appear below.

  6. To select a file or folder from the search list, double-click it.
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