Find your documents in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

  • Find your files in Windows 10 using one of these methods.

  • Search from the taskbar: Type the name of a document (or a keyword from it) into the search box on the taskbar. You'll see results for documents across your PC and OneDrive under Best match.
    Search for documents in Windows 10
  • Search File Explorer: Open File Explorer from the taskbar or right-click on the Start  menu, and choose File Explorer, then select a location from the left pane to search or browse. For example, select This PC to look in all devices and drives on your computer, or select Documents to look only for files stored there.
  • To add an icon for This PC to your desktop: Select Start  > Settings  > Personalization > Themes. Under Related Settings, select Desktop icon settings. In the pop-up window, select the check box next to Computer, then select Apply > OK