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Windows 7: Finding files

12 Feb 2010   #1
Lykele

Windows XP
 
 
Finding files

I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim


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12 Feb 2010   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lykele View Post
I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim
If you click "Start", "Computer", there is a "Search" window in the right corner. You can put the file name (Blue.mp3) or if you don't know the file name, put *.mp3

It will bring them up.
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12 Feb 2010   #3
brady

 

Like the burger said, the *.mp3 is what you want.
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12 Feb 2010   #4
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lykele View Post
I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim

Hi Jim,

Good guess on the Libraries issue! Here is a quick video (and links) that may help you find those files! Finding your files - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows.

and

Search in Windows 7

Cheers,
Tara
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12 Feb 2010   #5
Lykele

Windows XP
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply. You are correct that the search finds all the mp3 files. But the "browse" option within a program I am using does not see them.

I think I'll check out that video.

Jim
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