How to Search and Find Documents in Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to search and find your documents in Windows 10.

When you’re using Windows 10 for personal or business use, there will be documents and you’ll create, save and at times will have to search for few that are missing or not readily available.

Windows has a built-in search feature that allows you to search for documents from a particular folder or the entire PC.

The steps below will help you find your files in Windows 10.

For student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

To find your documents in Windows 10, use the methods below:

Search from the taskbar

The quickest way to search for documents in Windows is via the search box from the task bar on your left corner.

Type the name of a document (or a keyword from it) into the search box on the taskbar. You’ll see results for documents across your PC and OneDrive under Best match.

Search File Explorer

You can also search for files and documents via File Explorer.

Open File Explorer from the taskbar or right-click on the Start  menu, and choose File Explorer, then select a location from the left pane to search or browse.

For example, select This PC to look in all devices and drives on your computer, or select Documents to look only for files stored there.

The search methods above will return files and documents saved on your hard drives that match or has any of the keywords you typed.

This should do it.


This post showed you how to search for files and documents when using Windows 10. If you find any error above, please use the form below to report.