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Windows Searches

Posted By On November 12, 2004 @ 9:22 AM In File & Disk Management,Windows Explorer | No Comments

Windows Searches

Do you have a particular folder you’re always rummaging through? Maybe your “My Documents” folder? Well, do I have a trick for you!

As you probably know (or will know here in a second), if you right-click a folder and select Find or Search , you’ll get a Find (or search) box that is automatically set to look in the folder you were just right-clicking.

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So, if you try this with your My Documents folder, you’ll get a search or find box with the “look in” area already set to My Documents.

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Well, let’s take that to the next level by putting shortcuts on your Desktop for folders you search through a lot. That way, you can do the trick above without hunting around through Explorer or My Computer. Just right-click the shortcut and you can select Search or Find from there.

How? It’s easy:

We’ll pretend you have a folder in My Documents called “Work.” Here’s how you would set up this trick:

1. Open Explorer or My Computer. Head to the folder you want to make a shortcut to. In this case, “My Documents\Work.”

2. Right-click, hold and drag the folder to your Desktop. When you release the folder, you’ll get a little menu with several options. Choose ” Create Shortcuts Here .”

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That’s it! You should have a shortcut on your Desktop for your “Work” folder. Just right-click it and select either Find or Search from the resulting menu.

Cool huh?

Of course, you can double-click this shortcut to jump directly into the folder.

~ Steve


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