Windows File Explorer Advanced Search Techniques - 2022

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Can't find that file you're looking for? Windows File Explorer has a lot of options that you can use to not only find a file, but to rid your hard drive of large files, find tagged files and much more.

Especially useful is the ability to turn on and off searching file contents and zip files which can slow your searches to a slow, long crawl. And let's not forget to use the 'open file location' so you can browse that directory for other files that may be the actual one you want.


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