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Working with Files

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Using Instant Search

It is easy to misplace a file by accidentally saving it in a folder other than the one you intended to use. If you have saved a document but cannot locate it by browsing through your folders, search for it. New with Windows Vista is Instant Search, and all the Explorers as well as the Start menu include a search box. You can use this search box to search for files by a variety of criteria, including name, content, file tags, and so on. Keep in mind that to search based on tags, you have to have applied a tag.

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1.gif In an Explorer, click in the Search text box.

2.gif Type an identifying word within the file to search for.

3.gif Windows displays any matching files. You can double-click the file to open it or perform any other file-related tasks.

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