Windows 10: File type search?

Discus and support File type search? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Does anyone know of a way to search an entire computer for instances of a specific type of file? For example, Microsoft Word Document (.doc). I may... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jmdraft, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. jmdraft Win User

    File type search?


    Does anyone know of a way to search an entire computer for instances of a specific type of file? For example, Microsoft Word Document (.doc). I may know that I created a Word doc about something a long while ago e.g. a year, but I don’t remember the name of it, and where I saved it (in which folder). If I could see all the Word docs on the computer, I would probably recognize the name of the one I’m looking for. Is there a way to do this and, if so, what criteria would I enter in the search?
    Also, where would be best to ask this question e.g. OS, hardware, drivers………….?
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    jmdraft, Mar 14, 2016
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  2. JoanL. Win User

    can you convert .jpg file type to a .jpeg file type

    What got messed up was this: I selected Photos as my Photo Viewer

    Under Associations

    .jpeg Photos was selected

    .jpg Photos was selected (I changed this to Paint when I was trying to open a .mix file

    then when I looked in default apps Photo viewer, my selection of Photos reverted to

    + select and I has to change it back to Photos.

    I did this before you answered.

    After your answer above I did this :Try right-clicking a file that should open in
    Photos and click Open with -> Choose another app. Select the
    Photos app, tick Always use this app to open * files, and click [OK.

    I have also discovered that a snip has to be .jpg not .jepg in order to upload.

    Thanks for your help.
     
    JoanL., Mar 14, 2016
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  3. Linney Win User
    can you convert .jpg file type to a .jpeg file type

    What if you right-click on the photo file and select the "Open with" option, and then choose the Default App option, and then select "Photo", or whatever program you mean to always open that type of file?

    You can also look here, Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Default Programs

    See also, Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\ Associate a file type or protocol with a program. Here you can set options for .jpeg, or .jpg.
     
    Linney, Mar 14, 2016
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  4. ARC1020 Win User

    File type search?

    ARC1020, Mar 14, 2016
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