How to Find Files in Windows
You can search for files directly from the Start menu, or from within File Explorer. The search within File Explorer offers more advanced search capabilities.
Here's how you can search File Explorer for files.
As you type, your computer automatically searches for files matching your search criteria. If the desired file appears as you type, stop typing, and open the file.
If the desired file doesn't appear, expand your search to include other folders.
If you're having trouble finding a file, it may be helpful to expand your search location to include other folders.
Your search restarts so every folder in this location is searched.
If you're still having trouble finding a file, you can further refine your search by date, file type, file size, etc.
Only those specific files appear.
Once you've found the desired file, you can view the folder that contains that file to see other files in that folder.
The folder containing the selected file appears in the File Explorer window.