Finding Lost Pictures in Windows XP

by on November 27, 2007

Q: I am running Windows XP and have lost a picture file. Please help!

A: I am sorry that you cannot find your picture file. Luckily, Windows XP has a feature specifically designed for occasions such as this. To access the search feature, select Start, Search, For Files or Folders…. The Search Results screen opens.

In the What do you want to search for? section of the screen, select Pictures, music, or video.

Check the checkbox next to Pictures and Photos in the Search for all files of a certain type, or search by type and name section of the screen. Enter the name of your missing picture in the All or part of the file name field. If you do not know the name of your picture, leave the field blank. Click the Search button.

The computer will perform its search, and list the search results in the Search Results section of the screen. The Search Results section will also display the location of the files found in the search. Browse to this location to open your file, or simply double click the file in the search results.

I hope this information helps! Good luck!