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For Seniors: How to Locate Files and Folders in Your Computer

Can’t remember what you named a folder or where on your computer or storage media you saved it? You can open the Computer window to locate it or perform a Search.

1

Choose Start→Computer.

The Computer window appears.

2

Double-click an item to open it.

For example, you can double-click a USB drive, a CD-ROM drive, or your computer hard drive to open it.

3

If the file or folder that you want is stored within another folder, double-click the folder or a series of folders until you locate it.

Depending on how you choose to display files and folders, you might see text listings, icons, or even thumbnail representations of file contents.

4

When you find the file you want, double-click it.

If you can’t locate a file in the Computer window or in your Documents folder, you can perform a simple search for it.

5

Open the Start menu and type a search term in the search box at the bottom.

A list of search results appears, divided by the location of the results.

6

Click the See More Results link.

Additional search results appear in a window.

7

Click an item to view it.

When you locate the file you want, you can double-click it to open it.

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