How To Save a Search Query in Windows XP

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After you complete a search action successfully, you can save the query so that you do not have to fill in the search criteria in the future when you want to search for similar objects. This article describes how to save a search query in Windows XP.

Saving Search Queries

  1. In the Search Companion window, click Save Search on the File menu.
  2. In the Save in box, specify the location where you want to save the search query.
  3. In the File name box, type a name for the file, or accept the default (based on the criteria you used), and then click Save.
By default, Windows XP saves your search file in the My Documents folder, with a file extension of .fnd.

Using Saved Search Queries

  1. Open My Documents, Windows Explorer, My Computer, or the folder in which you saved the .fnd file.
  2. Double-click the file.
  3. The Search Companion window opens with your criteria already entered. If necessary, you can modify the criteria before you click Search.


Article ID: 308885 - Last Review: July 15, 2004 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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