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Scenario 16: Find Private Files

Paul H. from Tulsa, OK contacted us with the question, "I am going to give my old computer to my daughter, but I want to make sure that all of my personal information has been cleared from it, no matter where it is on the disk. There are some really important files there that I don't want to miss. Is there an easier way than going through each folder? That is going to take me forever!"

Go to your Search Any tab. Set the Timeline range selectors to Any Time. Set your filter using keywords for your personal information and press Search. You will find any files that fit your filter criteria anywhere on your drives in a second or two.

 

More Solutions

Below is list of all of the problems and solutions we have written up for you, although WheresMyStuff can solve many more. Click on the purple tabs above to see a number of other solutions.

009: Find all work files (and view them in one window).
016: Find private files (when you need to clean up your computer).
023: Find Hawaii vacation photos (when all you know is when they were taken).
034: Find large files (to make room on a drive).
047: Find pictures of grandkids (forgotten location).

 

 

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What People Are Saying...

Fletcher S. from Miami, FL:
"This is great, now I can easily keep track of my work files, no matter where they are on my computer. I just search using the filter string ‘ DOC, PPT, JPG’ and set the timeline to ‘Yesterday’. It's that simple!"