Finding Files

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

Using Quick View

Windows 98 allows you to name your files, but sometimes you may wonder what exactly is in those files. For example, you may have named a file Resources, but when you returned to the icon two weeks later you couldn't remember which resources you were referencing.

The Quick View feature allows you to peek inside a file without opening it. This tool works with Word, WordPad, Notepad, PowerPoint, and other files.

To use Quick View:

  • Right-click the icon of the file you want to preview.
  • Choose Quick View from the pop-up menu.

QuickView Selected on Pop-Up Menu

You can't make any changes to a file in Quick View. If you decide you want to open the file for editing, click the button under File in the upper-right corner.

Open File for Editing Button

Important point If you decide you want to change the name of a file after getting a peek at it, right-click the file and choose Rename. Type the new name.