Video: Find All PDFs On Your Windows Computer

Video: Find All PDFs On Your Windows Computer

This video on displaying all PDFs in Windows is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

Sometimes if you are looking for a document, as a last resort it can be helpful to just get a big list of all the documents on your computer.

This video takes you through using Windows Search to find all the PDFs on your Windows computer.

View the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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siliconvalleyguy - October 21, 2011 Reply

Very interesting and useful – I didn't know about "windows F" command. Also on my Win7 laptop – searching for "type pdf" brings up pdf files and all emails in outlook that have pdf attachments. Then I discovered "type:=.pdf" which only brings up pdf files and shows a snippet of their text content – even more useful, perhaps!

    Brooks Duncan - October 24, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for that tip Brian. You're right, putting .pdf in the type field makes more sense. Nice find!

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