FINDING A FILE - Windows 95/98

TWO METHODS:

A. Finding a file from within an Application like Microsoft Word, Excel, or Works:

1) Click on File, then on Open.

2) Click on the Advanced button.

3) Where it says, "Look in:", click on the Down Arrow, if necessary, and change it so that it says, "C:\" for a more general search of your entire hard disk.

4) If you know that the file you are looking for is in a specific folder, then change the "path" to refer to that folder. For example, if you know that the file Personal Address Book.doc is located somewhere in the Address Books folder, which is in the My Documents folder, then change the path to read:

C:\....My Documents\Address Books

5) Click into the box next to  Search subfolder to put a checkmark into it.

6) Next to where it says, "File Name:" and "includes", type in the name, or a part of the name, of the file you are searching for. (Or as much of it as you can remember.)

7) Click on the Find Now button.

8) Remember or write down the "path" to your file, in case you need to find it again.

9) You can double-click on the icon next to the file or folder name to open that particular file or folder.

B. Using the Find command on the Start button menu.

1) Click on the Start button.

2) Click on Find. Slide the mouse pointer over to the right and click on Files or Folders.

3) Where it says, "Look in:", click on the Down Arrow and select the C: Drive or the 3 ½ Floppy (A: ) or whichever drive contains the file you are looking for.

4) Be sure that the box next to Include subfolders has a checkmark in it.

5) In the box next to Name:, type in the name, or a part of the name, of the file.

6) Click on Find Now.

7) Scroll down to see the list of files that the computer has found.

8) Scroll horizontally to see the "path" for the file (where it is located). Remember this path or write it down, if necessary, for future reference.

9) You can then double-click on the icon next to the folder or file name to open that file.