Search for your saved photos, music, documents, and folders

If you don't know what you did with something you saved or downloaded to your computer, don't worry, you can search for it! You can search for files and folders based on their name or by the file type (whether they are a document, photo, etc). To do so, try searching from your Documents folder or by using the global search feature. From inside the Documents app, you can even save common searches to use later.

Search from your Documents folder

  1. Go to your desktop and click on the Documents icon.

  2. Click the magnifying glass in the bar at the top of the window that opens, or press Ctrl+F.

  3. Type words that you know appear in the file name. For example, if you name and save all the pictures you take with your friends with the words "friend photo", type friend photo. Press Enter. Words are matched regardless of case, but you should make sure it is spelled correctly.

  4. Výsledky můžete zúžit určením umístění a typu souboru.

    • Kliknutím na Home omezíte výsledky hledání na svoji složku Domů nebo klikněte na Všechny soubory, aby se hledalo všude.

    • Click + and pick a File Type from the drop-down list to narrow the search results based on file type. Click the x button to remove this option and widen the search results.

  5. You can open, copy, delete, or otherwise work with your files from the search results.

  6. Opětovným kliknutím na tlačítko s lupou na nástrojové liště hledání opustíte a vrátíte se do složky.

If you perform certain searches often, you can save them to access them quickly.

Save a search

  1. Start a search by following the instructions right above.

  2. When you're happy with the search parameters, click the ⚙ gear button and select Save Search As.

  3. Give the search a name and click Save. If you'd like, select a different folder to save the search in. When you view that folder, you will see your saved search as an orange folder icon with a magnifying glass on it.

To remove the search file when you are done with it, simply delete the search as you would any other file. When you delete a saved search, it does not delete the files that the search matched.