Finding Files

When using Windows 98 finding files can be confusing. This free lesson offers tips and tricks for finding files in Windows 98.

Searching by date

Windows 98 also lets you look for a file by date. If you know when you created a file, modified a file, or last accessed a file, you can probably find it on your computer.

To find a file using a date:

  • Click Start.
  • Choose FindactionFile or Folder.
  • The Find dialog box appears.
  • Click the Date tab.

Date Tab Selected in Find File Dialog Box

  • Choose Find All Files.
  • Choose Modified, Created, or Last Accessed from the drop-down list next to Find All Files.
  • Choose the time period(s) you would like to search.
  • Click Find Now.
  • The small magnifying glass in the lower-right corner of the dialog box may move slightly or not at all.
  • A list, which may contain the file you're searching for, appears in the dialog box.
  • Click the file name to open it.
  • If your search is unsuccessful, you may get the message There are no items to show in this view.

Important pointIf you can't find the file you're looking for, try modifying the date(s) of your search.