1. Click Start, Search and select "All files and folders" under What do you want to search for? 
  2. Enter the name of the file or folder in the "All or part of the file name" field, or use wildcards (e.g., * or ?). You can also filter your search based on when the file or folder was modified and the hard drive to look in.
  3. Click Find Now.
  1. Right-click Start and select Explore.
  2. Double-click the drive or directory to view the contents.
Note: If the file has an extension of a registered program (such as Excel or Word), the file may be opened by double-clicking on it from the Search window.