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Find your docs across your PC and online storage with these tools in Windows 10.

Search box

  • Select the Search bar  Search Windows 10 magnifying glass , and type what you're looking for in the search box.

  • You'll find results from your PC, online storage, and the web. You can filter your results to a specific type by selecting the tabs at the top of the search results.


  1. Select Task View icon Timeline icon  on the taskbar, or press Windows logo key   Windows Start button  + Tab, and select an activity.

  2. Scroll down to see documents you have opened and websites you have browsed. 

  3. Select to open, use the Search box, or tap on any blank area to close timeline.

File Explorer

  • To open File Explorer, go to Start  Windows Start button  and type File Explorer in the search box. Select File Explorer in the results.

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