To search for a specific type of file

When you know the type of file you are looking for, such as a picture file, you can quickly search for all files of that type by using Search Companion.

1.

Click Start, and then click Search

2.

Click Pictures, music, or video or Documents (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.), depending on the type of file you want to find.

 Important

If you do not see Pictures, music, or video or Documents (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.), you have probably changed your default search behavior.

1.

Click Change preferences.

2.

Click Change files and folders search behavior.

3.

Click Standard, and then click OK.

4.

Click Pictures, music, or video or Documents (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.).

3.

Click the appropriate search criteria, type all or part of the name of the file (if you know it), and then click Search.

 Note

If you do not get the results you want, try using additional search criteria to make your search more specific.

For information about changing the appearance of Search Companion, click Related Topics.

Save a search query

Using wildcard characters

Search for a printer

Search for people in your Address Book

Search for people and groups on the Internet

Search the Internet

Searching for files and folders

Search for a computer on the network

Change the appearance of Search Companion



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