A tip in searching Favorites
by ChuckT - 6/8/05 10:46 AM
In Reply to: Huge Favorites by xakep
Here are a couple tips for searching your Favorites:
1) (In WinXP) you can relatively, and quickly open up your Favorites folder by using the ''Run'' box.
Just press Win-R (Windows key and press the letter r)
Type favorites, and press enter.
That opens your Favorites, using a single pane Explorer window.
Press Ctrl-F (Control key and press the letter f)
That opens up the Search function (Find).
Now, what if you only remember part of the webpage title?
or, what if you only remember part of the web URL address?
You can do either search.
2) If you know part of the Title of the webpage, or what name you gave it when you saved it in your Favorites, just type a word or a partial word of that Title in the ''All or part of the file name'' field.
Do not enter in more that just one word, since that complicates the search (you may not get the space right). Just enter that single word or partial word (it is better to use fewer characters than too many, since too many and you might get the spelling wrong). Just make sure what ever you enter is as unique as possible to minimize too many finds.
3) If you only remember part of the URL address?
Just enter the part you are sure of in the ''A word or phase in the file'' field.
Do not enter in the ''www'' portion, do not enter the ''.com'' portion (or whatever suffixes or prefixes that address might have. Just enter the 'center' portion of the URL. No spaces, no punctuation, just the characters, or part of the characters or the URL.
Such as if the URL you might be trying to find is:
then, in the ''A word or phase in the file'' field, just enter something or cant or remember or right or now or even portions of those words like thing or even hing or member or igh. Get the idea?
While you could use both fields at the same time, I would suggest you don't. It only complicates the search, and you will probably not find what you want.
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