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Author Topic: Need help finding file on my PC  (Read 655 times)

ich thys

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Need help finding file on my PC
« on: February 19, 2021, 02:43 AM »
I am just a teensy bit frustrated. I cannot find a particular musical movie file on my laptop; I cannot get the 'search' function to stop including the whole Internet when I try to search for it exclusively on my laptop, Oh no, it wants to show me where I can find it in the whole Internet from here to the Moon, but not on my laptop (that would be too easy, right); I can see in VLC's 'history' dropdown menu that I did find and play it a while back, but I cannot get it to show me where it is being read from in VLC's history dropdown menu, so I can go to it and play it again.

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Re: Need help finding file on my PC
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 03:11 AM »
hi ich thys, try some dedicated search software like "Everything" -- makes it easy to find anything on your PC. Very quick too.
https://voidtools.com/en-au/
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Re: Need help finding file on my PC
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 04:26 AM »
hi ich thys, try some dedicated search software like "Everything" -- makes it easy to find anything on your PC. Very quick too.
https://voidtools.com/en-au/
I found it.
The 'Everything' software cracked the case, even helped me track it down when target file was masked by tongue-twisting foreign spelling. Awesome.
Original title: Jesus Christ Superstar.
Title as found on Youtube mis- or foreign-spelled, possibly to fool YT admin into not deleting it; Jézus Krisztus szupersztár; I had kept the oddball spelling.
I had visually opened and searched that folder by roaming through and barely giving it a second look half a dozen times, using search terms like 'superstar' and just 'super', and no surprise that the foreign spelling failed to trigger a 'hit', and threw me off-track again and again until I was beginning to doubt my own sanity.
I have since retitled it to include both foreign and English spelling.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2021, 06:10 AM by ich thys »