Find Files Easily

Are you an organized person? Is everything at your fingertips? If so, good for you. I, unfortunately, am a bit more unorganized and can spend quite a bit of time looking for a specific Excel file. I have found that adding keywords to a file when I create it, can help me locate it later if I don’t remember the name file. It is very easy to do.

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Click on File and then select Info.properties
Click the Properties drop-down arrow located over on the far right side of the screen and then select Advanced Properties.

Click on the Summary Tab if necessary and enter keywords that relate to the file.  Click OK.

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To search, simply go to the Windows Explorer window and in the search box, located on the far right of the window, type in one of your keywords.  Your file should display. You can also search on author and title as well.

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Lots of options to find your file.

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