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Windows 7: Finding a downloaded file.........

05 Feb 2010   #1
Geek45

windows 7
 
 
Finding a downloaded file.........

I downloaded a .pdf file but don't remember the name of it. It was 8meg in size but now I can't find it anywhere. I've gone to all download folders, etc.

What happened to the function that was in XP where you could search the most recently downloaded files by date, etc.?

It's like if you don't remember the name of the file you downloaded your screwed!


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05 Feb 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

START type in *.pdf enter

gets a list of all pdf files, then sort by date if you want
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05 Feb 2010   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you used a browser like Opera, or a download manager, you could open the manager and it would show you the path that the file was downloaded to.
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05 Feb 2010   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geek45 View Post
I downloaded a .pdf file but don't remember the name of it. It was 8meg in size but now I can't find it anywhere. I've gone to all download folders, etc.

What happened to the function that was in XP where you could search the most recently downloaded files by date, etc.?

It's like if you don't remember the name of the file you downloaded your screwed!
I had this same question a night or two ago. The search function above the Start Button did not help me. Try this, Click on Start and Computer. That will open up a window and on the right will be a Search window. Type .PDF That will get it.
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