Using Windows Explorer to Locate Files and Folders

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Using Windows Explorer to Locate Files and Folders

Using Windows Explorer to Locate Files and Folders

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:

  1. Right-click the Start menu button.
  2. Select Open Windows Explorer.
  3. In the Search Libraries text box in the upper-right corner of the window, enter your search term.
  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.
  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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