How to Find an ISO Image File on a PC

By Elvis Michael

An ISO file is a compilation of data compressed into one item, commonly extracted from optical discs and kept as a backup copy on your computer. Given the large space capacity computer hard drives possess, finding a particular ISO file may prove rather difficult, particularly when you are missing valuable information about it. Microsoft Windows offers intuitive methods to search for any desired file, even if you are not familiar with basic details pertaining to the item.

Step 1

Click on the Windows "Start" menu, and click the "Search" function available.

Step 2

Type the ISO image's name. If you do not possess such information, type "*.ISO" without the quotation marks. This search option searches for any available ISO files stored on your computer.

Step 3

Press "Enter" to initialize the search query. Allow the operating system to display all available results.

Step 4

Right-click the desired ISO image file from the available results. Select "Open File Location" to launch the actual directory where the file resides.