Windows XP enables you to quickly locate files and folders on your drives. The search option provides you with four search options: Pictures, music, or video; Documents; All files and folders; and Computers and people. To quickly find a file or folder:
- Click the Start button. The Start menu will appear.
- Highlight Search.
Click Files or Folders. The Search Results dialog box will open.
- Choose an option.
- Enter your search criteria. Use the table that follows to help you.
- Click search. The results of your search will appear in the right pane.
- FieldEntry TypeAll or part of the file (document) name:Computer name:
Enter the filename, the first few letters of the filename, or any letters found in the filename. Use the * as a wild card. For example, to find all of the files that begin with r and end in the extension .doc, enter r*.doc. To find files that begin with resume and have any extension, enter resume.*.If you are looking for a file that has a specific word or phrase in the filename, enter the word or phrase in this field.A word or phrase in the file:If you are looking for a file that has a specific word or phrase in the file, enter the word or phrase in this field.Look In:Select the drive or folder you want to search.Specify Dates:Select from Modified, Created, or Last Accessed. Select Modified to find all files modified since the date criteria you enter, select Created to find all files created since the date criteria you enter, or select Last Accessed to find all files accessed since the date criteria you enter.Between/During the PreviousSpecify the date search criteria you want to use. Between allows you to search for files modified, created, or accessed between two dates. During allows you to search for files modified, created, or accessed during the previous number of days or months you specify.