- Working with Files, Folders, and Disks
- Viewing Files and Folders
- Navigating Folders
- Working with Libraries
- Searching for Files
- Creating New Folders
- Renaming Files and Folders
- Copying Files
- Moving Files
- Deleting Files
- Working with Compressed Folders
- Copying Files to Another Computer
- Backing Up Your Important Files
Searching for Files
As organized as you might be, you may not always be able to find the specific files you want. Fortunately, Windows 7 offers an easy way to locate difficult-to-find files, via the new Instant Search function. Instant Search indexes all the files stored on your hard disk (including email messages) by type, title, and contents. So you can search for a file by extension, filename, or keywords within the document.
To use the Instant Search feature, follow these steps:
- From within Windows Explorer, locate the search box at the top right of the window, as shown in Figure 5.2.
- Enter one or more keywords into the search box.
- Press Enter.
Windows now displays a list of files that match your search criteria. Double-click any icon to open that file.