- Working with Files
- Selecting Files
- Viewing File Details
- Renaming a File
- Moving a File
- Copying a File
- Copying a File Using the Send To Command
- Deleting a File
- Undeleting a File from the Recycle Bin
- Opening a File from an Explorer
- Setting File Associations
- Printing a File from an Explorer
- Using Instant Search
- Saving Searches
- Running a Saved Search
- Adding a Tag to a File
- Adding Other Properties to a File
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.
In an Explorer, click in the Search text box.
Type an identifying word within the file to search for.
Windows displays any matching files. You can double-click the file to open it or perform any other file-related tasks.