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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. The Search box (New!) filters out items that don’t match the text you 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.

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

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Click in the Search box.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif 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.

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

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button, and then open the Explorer window where you want to start looking, such as Documents, Pictures, or Music.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Click in the Search box.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif 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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