Searching for Data
KDE provides more than one application for finding data on your computer
or in the file system.
One application is KFind which is described below.
To perform basic and advanced searches, use KFind. Start it from the
main menu by clicking Alt+F2 and enter
Searching by Name
To use a filename (or a part of it) as the search keyword, proceed as
Enter the filename or a part of the filename in the
*), to indicate missing characters in
input field. Use wild cards, such as an
Specify the folder in which to search for the file. Either enter a
path to the folder in or click
to locate the folder.
To search subfolders, check .
to start the search. The results are
displayed in the lower part of the dialog. To directly open the
result, just click it. Right-click it to choose one of the options
from the context menu.
Searching by Contents or Properties
For a more detailed search, you can also specify further options, such
as a text the file must contain or the creation or modification date
of a file.
On the tab, specify at least the
path to search for the file. You can leave the
To search for certain contents in a file, click the
tab. In , enter the word or phrase the file to find must
contain. This option does not work for all types of files.
To search for properties such as creation or modification date of the
file, click the
tab and choose the
options you want.
Click to start the search.