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Performing an Instant Search

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You can also find files and programs using the Search box at the bottom of the Start menu and at the top of every Explorer window. As you type, the Search box (New!) filters out items that don’t match the text you type. The search results continue to narrow as you continue to type. The search includes text in the file name, text in the file, tags (a custom file property), and other file properties. The search locates files and programs stored anywhere in indexed locations, which includes personal folders, e-mail, offline files, and Web sites in the History list for your Web browser. If you don’t find what you are looking for during a search, you can click Search Everywhere (NewSP1) or Search the Internet to use Windows search capabilities.

Find a File or Program Using the Search Box on the Start Menu

  • yellow01.jpg Click the Start button.
  • yellow02.jpg Click in the Search box.
  • yellow03.jpg Type a word or part of a word.

    As you type, programs and files that match your text appear on the Start menu. You don’t have to press Enter.

  • yellow04.jpg If you don’t find what you are looking for during a search, you can click Search Everywhere or Search the Internet to use Windows search capabilities.

Find a File or Folder Using the Search Box From a Folder

  • yellow01.jpg Click the Start button, and then open the Explorer window where you want to start looking, such as Documents, Pictures, or Music.
  • yellow02.jpg Click in the Search box.
  • yellow03.jpg Type a word or part of a word.

    As you type, programs and files that match your text appear on the Start menu. You don’t have to press Enter.

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