Solved i cant find a file that i moved

May 11, 2012 at 12:26:27
Specs: Windows 7
how can i see where i moved a file to? i moved a file in my computer but i cant remember where i moved it to or what i named it is there any way i can find it

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May 11, 2012 at 17:40:23
Get the "Search Everything" programme, free and available here: http://www.voidtools.com/

Use the file type as a search unit ie: *.txt or *.doc or *.docx and it will list every thing it finds with those parameters. Scan through them and you will be bound to find your lost file because you will instantly recognise the "forgotten" file name.



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May 11, 2012 at 12:28:18

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May 11, 2012 at 12:55:06
i still cant find it! i dont remember what i named it is there any way that i can look it up by using the name i used to have for it?

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May 11, 2012 at 13:39:48
I'm afraid that if you don't know what the file is called or what directory it is in then it's a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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May 11, 2012 at 17:40:23
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Get the "Search Everything" programme, free and available here: http://www.voidtools.com/

Use the file type as a search unit ie: *.txt or *.doc or *.docx and it will list every thing it finds with those parameters. Scan through them and you will be bound to find your lost file because you will instantly recognise the "forgotten" file name.


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May 12, 2012 at 17:39:40
Natalie, Ewens suggestion will definitely work for you. I use Everything Search for a long time and I never missed a file I was looking for. Everything Search is free and it comes with a
nice instruction page how to use it.
Good luck.
Peter

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May 13, 2012 at 06:34:25
If your search program can search for a date or range of
dates (I'm not sure the native Windows 7 search can, but
all the third-party seach programs do), and you have some
idea when you moved the file, you can greatly limit the
number of files that you need to look through.

I have FileLocator Lite installed alongside the Windows 7
search. The latter has indexing turned off.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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