Have you ever transferred images to your PC and then forgotten where you saved them? Or maybe you have some storage disks and do not want to search them manually? Here's an easy way to search Windows for all the photos on your computer.
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How to Find All Photos Manually
Images are stored in different locations on your PC, depending on where they come from. Windows itself stores pictures in your Pictures folder. Some synchronization services try to respect this, but often images transferred from DropBox, iCloud, and OneDrive are found in their own folders. If you transfer images from your camera or other device directly to your PC, these images may end up in different locations depending on the transfer method. When you download images from the Internet, they usually end up in any download folder that your browser should use.
If you're adventurous and want to search your photos manually, you should select the first two locations. Look at the Downloads and Pictures folders that you can find in the Quick Access pane in the left pane of File Explorer. Find window.
The better way: Search Windows for all photos
The File Explorer provides a quick trick for finding different document types. It's not exactly hidden, but most people never care.
Open File Explorer and navigate to the location you want to search. You can search your entire PC by selecting "This PC" in the navigation area of File Explorer.
You can also search for a specific disk or folder. In this example we are looking for drive C:
Then click on the search box in the upper right corner of the window. This will bring up the otherwise hidden Find tab above. Go to this tap, click on the "Child" button and select "Pictures" from the drop-down menu.
This inserts the following operator into the search field. If you want, you can also enter it yourself to get the same results.
child: = picture
As you can see, the results return everything from images used by the system to personal images in the folder and all its subfolders. The search includes images stored in the JPG, PNG, GIF, and BMP formats. These are the most commonly used formats. If you have saved images in a different format, such as RAW, you will need to find them differently.
The search I performed on my C: drive returned with 27,494 images.
 When you have found the images you are looking for, you can right-click them and then select "Open File Location" to open the folder where the images are located.
After you & # 39; Once you've found all the photos stored on your computer, you can move them to a more specific folder (Pictures, for example) or save them to an external storage device, where they will hopefully not be lost and forgotten.
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