A good friend, and a client of mine last night caught up to me when I was at City Hall.
He had a problem that many people have and that is too many files get lost in oddball places. Sure it makes sense to have all your pictures in one spot, but then you end up having a Pictures directory in your Libraries in Windows 7 that is a mess. If you are like me, you end up having lots of little folders sitting in that Pictures directory with names on them.
So how do you find those oddball files that got "misfiled"? You know, the lost ones that we all have, that got tucked away in strange places.
This posting today is going to be mostly pictures. So since a picture is worth 1000 words, I'm going to have 4000 or more of them.
The arrow is pointing to the search box. In the Search Box, type the kind of file you are looking for. In this case, type "jpg". Once you do that, Windows will immediately begin to search for your little lost files.
That's about it. The basics that is. There are other tricks you can experiment with. This is a special folder at this point where you can grab all the search results and move, rename, or delete them so you may want to be careful. It's an easy way to move a lot of lost files into one place if you have a mind to.