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Locating a downloaded photo in File Manager on a W10 Desktop

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Incredibly, I still have problem finding photos that I have downloaded ...that I want to attach to an outgoing email.

 

I download a photo and see it is, say, IMG_5916.jpg. But I can't find IMG_5916.jpg  it! I try to search C:\IMG_5916.jpg but can't find it. Why? What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks.   ...batpark


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I want to think that you mean when you download content, this saves you by default in the download path, then the following directory: C: \ Users \ USER \ Downloads.
 
Another thing, if it is that you have previously changed the download route, then, from the photo you have saved, right click and show in folder to show you the downloaded file and the route it is on.

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Try the following program. It makes it very easy to search everything on your computer

https://filehippo.co...oad_everything/
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dmmcoy: Thanks for your suggestion. A couple of questions:

 

a. Re search of textual files: Does Everything allow search by a contained word? For example, say I recall that I used the name "Joe Blow" in a document but don't recall the name of the document; will Everything search the PC and find all files containing the words "Joe Blow", whether in the file name or also within the document itself?

 

b. Does Everything searches cover email messages, or not? --- I find the Search function in Yahoo Mail  to be quite poor.

 

c. Re photos: Right now, when I get an email with an attached photo I download it; and it gets stored somewhere with a name like <IMG_23456.jpg> that is totally unrememberable. Isn't there a way to rename the file on download, to be say "London 2017"? If I do rename the file, then Everything will find the file if I search for "London", right? 

 

... batpark


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Everything is a filename.ext search tool. It does not look at content. For what you are trying to do it will work great. I use it all the time.

 

As for photos in Emails. I never download them, I simply drag them to where I want them then rename them immediately to whatever I want.


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When Win10 updated it changed the menu-options symbols (I use Firefox) which confused me no end.

Left-click on the "Downloads" arrow. (On my laptop it's top-right of the current open window).

This should show you a list of all the things you've downloaded.

Hover over a filename, it should offer a context menu, click on "Open Containing Folder" and you should see all of your downloads within the /downloads/ folder.

You can then use the address to navigate to the /downloads/ folder (I hope).


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woolhatwoman: Thanks much. ....... batpark


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Very welcome - I hope it works :)


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