Finding Your Files with Search and Libraries

Use the Windows 7 search and Windows 7 libraries features to find files on your computer. This free lesson teaches you how.

A new approach to accessing content

Libraries are collections of content defined by the user. They are the new entry point for accessing your files. Therefore, when Saving items Windows 7 will direct you to Libraries. Libraries have automatic default save folders. Unless specified, your content will be saved in the default folder of the Library it matches.

You are not required to save or access your content through Libraries. The Navigation pane gives you access to Computer, where your folders and drives are stored. You can still sort through the tiered stacks of folders in the classic way to save and access content.

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