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Finding excel file in windows 8

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    Finding excel file in windows 8


    I can not find an excel file I created a few weeks back. Is there anyway to do search so that all excel files are displayed? thanks in advance

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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Hi Nzgreenfox, welcome to the Eight Forums.

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    Type ext:xls* to File Explorer search field, this will search all files with file extension starting with xls (xls, xlsx and so on), Excel files.

    More about Windows Search:

    Kari
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    excellent- thanks heaps for your quick response.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    You are welcome .
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  5. #5


    Hi i am not trying to be smug, but i find using the windows help search extremely fast and reliable.
    If you had just entered windows 8 file search in the help box you would have gotten your answers.
    Just trying to pass on what i have found beneficial in 30+ years of using these things!
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