How to Find Saved Documents

By Chad Buleen

If you have saved a document to your computer but cannot remember exactly where you saved it, hope is not lost. Microsoft Windows computers feature a search function that allows you to enter a key term or terms. Windows searches all documents saved on your computer for the text you entered. This includes searching file names as well as the text saved in the document.

Step 1

Click "Start."

Step 2

Type a term in the "Start Search" box. This term could refer to the title of the document or any text inside the document.

Step 3

Press "Enter." A list of the files that match your search terms appears just above the "Start Search" box.

Step 4

Locate your document in the list and double-click to open.