Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. December 4, 2006
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You can find files very quickly in Windows Explorer by simply typing the first few characters of the file name you're looking for. This is easier and quicker than scrolling through the list.

To see what we're talking about, run Windows Explorer and press the Tab key to get to the right pane. Now, let's say you want to open \Windows and then locate Notepad.exe. We'll need to make an assumption here. We'll assume that your Explorer opens to the root folder of drive C.

Press W and you'll most likely see that \Windows is selected. If not, try typing


When Windows is selected, press Enter to open the folder. Type


and Explorer selects Notepad.exe. To run Notepad, just press Enter.