Searching for Files and Folders

Learn how to search for Windows XP files and folders in this free lesson.

Opening the Search Companion

When you have trouble finding a file or folder on your computer, search for it using Microsoft XP's Search Companion.

To open the Search Companion:

  • Open and Start menu and choose Search.


  • Open My Documents and click the Search button.


  1. Open My Computer and click the Search button.
  2. The Search Companion opens in the left pane and presents the following list of options:
Search Companion