How to Look for Images on a Hard Drive
If you've forgotten the name of a folder in which you saved some of your image files, you can perform a search of your hard drive to find all of those lost images. The search feature on a computer is often overlooked, but it works much like the search bar on a Web browser, and some can even browse the Internet. You should be able to find all of your images in any of the folders on your hard drive.
Click on "Start" menu and type "Search" or click on "Search."
Click on "Search Everywhere."
Click on "Picture."
Click on "Advanced Search."
Click on the box beside "Location" and a drop-down menu will appear on which you should click on "Local Hard Drives."
If you know the date on which the picture was taken, click on the box beside "Date taken" and select the date.
Select the "Name," "Tags," or "Title" in the designated boxes.
Click the box that says "Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files" to do a more thorough, but slower, search.
Click on "Search" and wait for the image files to appear.