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Free Windows XP video tutorial on searching Windows files



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In this Free Windows XP video tutorial, we cover searching files and folders on your machine. The default Search feature can be launched from the Start button. We first search for a file with the text bmw in it so we make use of wild characters like this *bmw*. We also show you how to search for a phrase in My Documents folder. Next we search for an Excel file type (*.xls) in our computer. From the results section, you can sort by modified date; file type,…

14 Comments on Free Windows XP video tutorial on searching Windows files

  1. Mine is not working idk why

  2. Azam,
    Try using Add/Remove feature to add Mail component

  3. how to appear mail option in window xp's control panel

  4. Sorry I do not have XP on my machine anymore but try this:

    To search for a file or folder:
    -Click Start, and then click Search.
    -In the Search Companion dialog box, click All files and folders.
    -Type part or all of the name of the file or folder, or type a word or phrase that is in the file.
    -In the Look in box, click the drive or drives, folder, or network location that you want to search.

  5. How do I get the search bar?

  6. Thank you that helped alot.

  7. If its files like Excel or Word, you will need the right type of software first.

  8. I don't know for sure. But, ALL of the files I try to download are scribbly and a bunch of none sense.

  9. Hi there, Sorry for the issue. What type of file is it? If its a tax type document you may need to download a plugin or application for it.

  10. when i download a file, i receive the document BUT it has a bunch of rubbish written. It's so frustrating, being that it's tax season and i have so much to print! PLEASE HELP! I'm running Windows XP

  11. @A4Avner Not sure what you mean. Comments within a file. If so you can use native windows search or google desktop. If something else, not sure about that.

  12. Hi there, Is there a way to search in the file properties "comments" otherwise, what's the point in adding comments to a file if you can't search for them. thanks.

  13. Try InSight Desktop Search,Its really fast!!

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