Save a search

If you regularly search for a certain group of files, it might be useful to save your search. When you save a search, you don't have to fine-tune the settings the next time you want to use it. Just open the saved search, and you'll see the most current files that match the original search.

Watch this video to learn how to save a search (0:48)

To save a search

  1. Open Search by pressing Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +F.

  2. Perform a search. (For information about how to do this, see Find a file or folder.)

  3. When the search is completed, on the toolbar, click Save search.

  4. In the File name box, type a name for the search, and then click Save.

    A shortcut to the saved search will be added to the Favorites section of the navigation pane. The search itself will be saved in the Searches folder (located in your personal folder under Computer).