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Breakthrough Windows Vista™: Find Your Favorite Features and Discover the Possibilities by S. E. Slack, Joli Ballew

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New Search Features

The search folder feature is a powerful new tool that makes it easy to locate and organize your files. Although we’ve stressed the importance of keeping your data organized the old-fashioned way, in the default folders and personal subfolders, even if you can’t or don’t want to do that, you’ll still be okay. With the new search features in Windows Vista and by employing a search folder, you really don’t need to have a clue about where something is, as long as you know a bit about what you want to find.

Locate a File with Search

For instance, say you copied some pictures from your digital camera last June when your nephew graduated from high school but you don’t see those pictures in the Pictures folder or any subfolders. Now ...

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