Where are my documents and files?

When you store files to your computer, they are accessible via the Documents file manager.

Here are some ways to look for a file you have saved:

Use Global Search to find your file

If you know the name of your file, you can easily search for it right from the desktop.

You'll need to enable the global search bar to search your files the first time you use it. Here's how to enable this feature:

  1. From the desktop, click on the global search bar at the top of your screen that says "Search Google and more..." Start typing the word "search".

  2. Click once on the result showing the settings to control search.

  3. Scroll through the apps that have been enabled to work with Global Search. Turn the access On for the Documents file manager.

    That's it. Global Search has now been enabled to work with your files and documents.

Once Global Search has been enabled, you can start searching for your files directly from the desktop:

  1. From the desktop, click on the global search bar at the top of your screen that says "Search Google and more..." Start typing the name of the file you are looking for.

    A begépelt szövegnek megfelelő találatok megjelennek a gépelés közben. Az első találat mindig kiemelve, felül jelenik meg.

  2. A találatok közt megjelenhetnek:

    • a megfelelő alkalmazások, a találatok listájának elején,

    • matching settings, and

    • a megfelelő dokumentumok.

  3. In the search results, click on the item you want to open.

    Egy elemet a nyílbillentyűkkel is kiemelhet, és megnyomhatja az Enter billentyűt az átváltáshoz.

Browse through folders to find your file

If you do not know the name of your file, you may browse through the Documents file manager in order to find it.

To begin browsing your files, click on the Documents icon on the desktop.

Endless tries to store files by categories like documents, music, photos, and videos, so that they are easier for you to find. You will see that the menu on the left shows these categories. Click on a category once to go to that folder, and then look through its content for your file.

You can also search for your files directly within the Documents file manager.

To do so, look for the bar at the top of the Documents file manager with a magnifying glass in it. Click there and start typing at least part of the name of the file you are looking for. As you start typing, files that match are displayed below.

If you see the file you are looking for in the list, you can use the arrow keys to highlight the file and press Enter to open it. Or, just double-click on the result you want to open.

If your file is on a USB

  1. Make sure that the USB is properly plugged in.

  2. Click on Documents from the desktop.

  3. Click on the name of your device on the menu on the left of the window. The device name should appear above the trash icon and is usually named something with the device's brand, unless you have changed it.

  4. Browse the files on the USB. Clicking on them once will let you preview them and clicking twice will open them. You can also click on the top bar with the magnifying glass to search for the file name if you know it.

Make sure that you have actually saved your file! If you close a program without saving your work, you might not be able to find it again since not all programs auto-save. Save as often as you can in order to make sure that your work does not get lost.