Windows 10: Files - how to search for documents
If you are looking for a specific file, but don't know exactly where it is stored, this can lead to a time-consuming search. Windows 10, however, offers various search options that help you find what you are looking for quickly. Use them to search specifically for files.
Searching for files in Windows 10Microsoft has equipped Windows 10 with various search options that you can use to search your computer specifically for files. Follow these steps to search for files via Windows Explorer:
- Open Explorer.
- Navigate to the directory you want to search. For example, if you want to search the entire computer, click on "This PC".
- Either press the [Ctrl] and [F] keys or click in the search box at the top right and enter a search term.
- Confirm with [Enter].
- Once you have entered and confirmed a search term, the menu item "Search" appears in the navigation. Select this, you get various options to customize the search behavior.