Jul 20 2007

Using and Saving Search results

If you regularly search for a certain group of files and end up performing the same search over and over again to find them, you might find it useful to save your search results. When you save a search, you don’t have to manually rebuild the same view of your files every time; you only need to open that search, and Windows will perform a rapid search and display only the most current files that match the original search you performed.

To open the search pane Click Start > Search

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Then type in your search request.

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Once the search is completed, on the toolbar, click Save Search.

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Name the search and click save. The Search will be saved in the Searches folder, which you can open by clicking the Searches link in the Navigation pane.

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Now that you saved the search it easy to reopen it. Just open an Explorer window > in the navigation pane click searches in the file list, double-click the saved search.

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If you create a search that you use frequently, consider adding it to the Favorite links section in the Navigation pane. To do this, in the Navigation pane, click Searches, and then drag the saved search to the position in the Navigation pane where you want it to appear.

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