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Searching for programs, applications & files using the Start menu search on Desktop@UCL & Windows 7

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • Students

Before you start...


  1. To search for programs on a Desktop @ UCL PC, click on the Windows Start button. 

Fig 1 – Windows Start button

  1. Type in the name of the file, folder or program you wish to search for. For example 'Excel 2013'.

Search box on the Windows Start menu…

Fig 2 – Search box on the Windows Start menu

  1. Once you have done this, a list of results will be displayed. You should then be able to open the file, folder or program by clicking on it.

Windows 7 start menu search results…

Fig 3 – Search results for ‘excel 2013’


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