I have been receiving your newsletter for many years now and have learned a lot from you. Thank you very much for this service.
I’m hoping you can help me.
Since moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8, I have not been able to search and find my files. When I launch File Explorer, at the far right I see the box that says “Search This PC”, but when I type in a file name and enter, nothing happens. Obviously they have made the search feature more complicated in Windows 8 and there’s something I’m not doing right.
Hope you can help.
Best Regards, Jeanette
It sounds like you are performing the steps correctly to search your computer. Perhaps it will work better if you narrow down the search area.
Instead of searching your entire pc, click on your C: drive, then double-click to open the “Users” folder, then double-click on your user name.
Now, try searching. This narrows down the search to just a few folders instead of every drive and device that is connected to your computer.
If that still doesn’t work, it might be time for a visit to your local repair shop.
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