Tech Tip: How to search for files in Window and Microsoft 365 • Blisstech Solutions

Welcome to a new Tuesday tech tip video where we will show you how to find your files using the powerful search features of Windows and Microsoft 365.

Even if you are very organised with filing your data, sometimes, you just cannot find the file that you are looking for which can be really frustrating. Especially if you need it in a hurry! Fortunately, there are powerful search features in both Windows and Microsoft 365 that will help you find your documents quickly and this Tech Tip will show you how.

Enjoy.

Transcript

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Blistech Solutions, Tuesday Tech Tips, and in today’s tech tip, we’re going to show you how to find things in Windows and on Microsoft 365.

So, there are a couple of very simple ways to find things on your computer. Windows has a very powerful built-in search feature called Windows Indexer that looks at all of your files. It looks at the names of the files and the content of those files, and it allows you to search for them.

The simplest way to run that search is to click on the Start menu (it’s very similar in Windows 10 too) and you just type in the name of the file you’re looking for. This will search across file names, it will search also search across the Internet and you’ve got various different things that you can do. Such as, narrowing down the types of files that you’re looking for, we can look for documents, we can look for people and so on.

So that’s one way of doing things. Another way is to use Microsoft Edge search which is built into Microsoft Edge.

So, if you open a new tab you get taken to the default page within Edge and then, as you see here you’ve got search “Blisstech Solutions and the web”.

This is going to search everything that’s in Microsoft 365 and on the web too If I type “test, first of all it’s giving me the web results but at the bottom here you can see search Blisstech Solutions, or your company.

If you click on that it will show us all of the results for everything that’s stored within Microsoft 365 that I have access to within the business. Then quite simply we can click on and open these things.

So, it’s showing us Teams, it’s showing us notebooks, it’s showing us files. So, these are very useful search features that are available to you within Windows and Microsoft 365.

We hope you found this tip useful.  If you want more tech tips, take a look at our Learning Zone.

More Content

Tech Tip: How to create a transcript using Word

Welcome to another Blisstech Solutions Tuesday Tech Tip! Are you tired of rewinding and pausing video or audio content just to jot down notes? Say goodbye to that tedious process and hello to a more efficient solution. In this tech tip video, we'll show you how to...

8 tech trends you need to prepare for in 2023

The end of the year is a time when many business owners take time to reflect and plan for the coming year. For many that will involve thinking about forecasting and growth over the next 12 months, but we want you to think about the tech trends in 2023 that will affect...

Are you using the all-new Teams yet?

Tired of waiting for Teams to load? Microsoft has heard your frustration and has rebuilt it from the ground up. The all-new Teams is faster and uses less memory; we give you all the details

Logos for Microsoft 365

The Microsoft New Commerce Experience (NCE) is on the way

Microsoft is introducing what it calls a New Commerce Experience (NCE) in 2022, with changes to licensing terms and pricing for Microsoft 365. This will mean fairly big, and potentially expensive, changes for business customers who have Microsoft 365 licences. The...

Global State of Ransomware Report 2020

Datto have released their annual Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report for 2020. They have interviewed more than 1000 managed service providers (MSPs) around the world. The report gives details on the state of ransomware from the perspective of the...

IT Managed Services for Law Firms

Over the years, technology has shaped and changed legal firms in the UK in many ways.   Technology has helped legal firms to go digital and provide a streamlined client experience by allowing them to access case files online from anywhere. Technology has also helped...

Why is my computer so slow!?

“Why is my computer so slow?” is a question heard time and time again and is one of the most common computer complaints. There are a variety of reasons that your computer can appear to be running slowly. I say ‘appear’ as it may not actually be your computer that is causing the problem. Read on to find out possible reasons for this problem.

10 Simple Tips for Avoiding Phishing Scams: How to Stay Safe Online

10 Simple Tips for Avoiding Phishing Scams: How to Stay Safe Online What is Phishing? Phishing is a common online scam in which cybercriminals try to trick you into sharing personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Phishers often use email or...
Pirated software thumbnail

Don’t walk the plank with pirated software

A huge number of small and medium-sized businesses would consider using pirated software to try and save money. Don’t do it.

Back up your data! One day it could save your business

Did you know that 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within six months of the disaster? Don’t let your business fall into this statistic.

Share This
Contact
Love Lane
Cleobury Mortimer
Shropshire DY14 8PE

01299 382 321
[email protected]
Copyright © 2023 Blisstech Solution Ltd
Registered No: 08125391 VAT No : 307 5490 05