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  • Have you ever downloaded or saved a file on Lee toe?

  • Have trouble finding it later?

  • Trying to track down a misplaced file could be frustrating or even stressful.

  • But if this ever happens to you, don't panic.

  • The file is probably still on your computer, and there are a few good ways to locate it.

  • Let's take a look at some of the techniques you can use to retrieve your files.

  • If you recently open the file you need, you may be able to find it by clicking the Apple icon and selecting recent items from the menu.

  • A list of recently used files and applications will appear.

  • If you come across the file, you need just click to open it.

  • By default, your computer will place downloaded files in a specific folder called the Downloads Folder.

  • This is the first place you should look.

  • If you're having trouble finding a file that you downloaded from the Internet like a photo attached to an email, you can find the downloads folder on the dock selected to see a list of your downloaded files.

  • Other good places to check for a misplaced file are the default folders on the dock choose the finder.

  • If you don't specify a location when you're saving a file, Mac OS will play certain types of files in the default folders.

  • Most of these folders will be accessible from the sidebar of the finder window.

  • For example, if you're looking for a photo, try examining the Pictures folder.

  • Let's close the finder and talk about searching for files with Spotlight in the upper right corner.

  • Select the spotlight icon, then just type the name of the file or keywords.

  • Any files with those words in the name will display below.

  • You can double click it to open the file.

  • Or if you think you may have deleted a file by mistake, it may still be in the trash.

  • Click the trash icon to open it.

  • If you discover the file you need, click and drag it to the desktop to remove it from the trash can.

  • Finally, once you've located the file, you may want to move it to a place that will make it easier for you to find in the future.

  • For this file, you might consider moving it to the Pictures folder, and the next time you want to open that file, you'll be able to find it quickly and easily.

Have you ever downloaded or saved a file on Lee toe?

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