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Windows 7: Finding downloaded files

13 Jul 2014   #1
jerrydixon

Windows 7 Professional 32
 
 
Finding downloaded files

Sometimes a file gets downloaded from the internet (willingly or not) but then I cannot find it. Is there a way to search to find the most recently created new files?


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14 Jul 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Aren`t they going to your downloads folder, set it up so all your downloads will go there, it`s the default location in Windows 7, unless you`ve changed it.

In Chrome it`s in Settings/Advanced Settings/Downloads

Set it to download files to the downloads folder. You can always move them someplace else later.

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14 Jul 2014   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

What do you mean by 'willingly or not' ?
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14 Jul 2014   #4
Kari

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You can open the File Explorer in My Computer view then search using filter Modified:Today to search for all files saved today. To narrow your search for a certain file type use an additional filter, for instance Kind:Image Modified:Today finds all images, or Ext:PDF Modified:Today finds all files with extension PDF.

More detailed instructions in this post: Old Timers

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