|thanks for the attempted guidance.|
i think you are probably right that no print actually occurred, since no such file shows in my file searches. although, in the past, i have not been necessarily impressed with the Windows Explorer search returns.
to recount, i was in my mozilla firefox browser, reading an article that i wanted to preserve for my personal records. i therefore decided to print it to file before the link disappeared.
so, in mozilla firefox, i went to the File/Print command, and, instead of printing the webpage to my printer (HP), i selected (checked the box) Print to File, and then selected the OK button to proceed. but with no clue as to which directory it was saved, i searched for it fruitlessly.
well that is about the story.
to reconfirm, i have just gone through that sequence of a.m. again at near midnight. i then again just did another Windows Explorer Search for the modified files of today, and this time i found both the test file of near midnight, and the missing files of earlier a.m. that i could not track. so, the files did print, and i am not sure why the repeated Windows Explorer Searches of earlier today returned nothing.
no doubt it is me, but i have had varying results with Windows Explorer Search before. thanks a lot to you who have tried to help me.