6 Ways to Find All Pictures on Your Windows Device

Xiaobai Software  2022-08-05 13: 26  read 32 views

Have you ever transferred photos to your computer but forgot where you saved them?Or, do you have a lot of photos but don't know how to find some of them?

Fortunately, this article covers everything you need to know.

We'll show you some quick ways to find all the pictures on your Windows device.From there, we'll examine how you can locate images that may be hidden somewhere on your device.

 

1. Use the "People" tab on the Windows Photos app

The Windows Photos application makes it easy to view all the pictures on your PC.But did you know that you can easily search your photos with this tool?

Interestingly, the Photos app has a search bar and several tabs to help you find your photos easily.

Let's focus on the "People" tab first.This feature uses facial recognition tools to find and organize your photos and videos.It usually comes in handy when you want to find all the photos of a specific person.

Here's how you can use the People tab of the Photos app to find your photos:

1. Type photo in the start menu search bar and select the best match.

2. Tap the "People" tab in the upper left corner of the screen.If the "People" feature is not already enabled, make sure to activate it before you proceed.

 

Next, review all the profiles that appear in the middle pane, and select one.All pictures of that particular person should be displayed at this point - even if the pictures are saved in different folders.

So, if you've been struggling to find someone's photo on your Windows computer, this method will help you out.However, if you want to find other photos, then you can use the other tabs of the Photos app.

2. Use the Windows Photos app's search bar and other tabs

If you're looking for a high-resolution HD wallpaper and can't find it easily, try the search bar and the Windows Photos app tab.Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Type photo in the start menu search bar and select the best match.

2. Type the name of the photo you are looking for in the search bar and select the relevant option when it appears.

 

Alternatively, try the various tabs on the Photos app.

Let's start with the "Folders" tab:

1. Click the "Folders" tab in the upper left corner of the screen.This should show all the folders that contain your images.If some folders are missing, click the "Missing folders?" option in the upper right corner to fix the problem.

2. Finally, select the folder that contains the picture you are looking for.

 

Next, let's see how the "Collection" tab can help:

1. Click the "Favorites" tab in the upper left corner of the screen.

2. Scroll down and tap the collection that contains the picture you're looking for.

Finally, click on the "Albums" tab to see if this option helps you find your photos.

3. Use the file manager's search bar to find all images

Windows File Manager is one of the best and most reliable file management tools.Now, let's explore how to use the tool's search bar to easily find all your images:

1. Open File Explorer by clicking the taskbar icon or pressing Win+E keys.

2. Next, click "This PC" in the left pane.

3. Type kind:picture in the search bar of File Explorer and press Enter.This should show all your images, but you may have to wait a few minutes for the results to load.

 

Finally, scroll down to find the picture you're looking for.If you want to change the size of the thumbnails, click on either of the two options that appear in the bottom right corner of the screen.

4. Search for photos using a specific filename

Now, let's say you know the name of the photo you're looking for.However, the name matches the names of various other file types (video, audio files, etc.).

How do you solve this problem?

File Explorer's search bar can help with this too! Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Press Win + E to open the file manager.

2. Click "This PC" in the left pane.

3. Enter the file name kind:picture in the search bar of File Explorer, but replace "filename" with the exact name of the file.For example, if you were looking for a picture called "sound icon", type the sound icon kind:picture and press enter.

 

5. Search for photos using a specific file format

File Explorer's search bar can also help you find photos in specific formats (such as JPG, PNG, etc.).Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Press Win + E to open the file manager.

2. Type ext:.fileformat in the search bar of File Explorer, replacing "fileformat" with the image file format you are looking for.For example, if you are looking for a JPG file, type ext:.JPG and press Enter.

 

Finally, scroll down and find the photo you're looking for.

Now, if you know the name and file format of the photo you're looking for, you can still use File Explorer's search bar to find the file.This method may help if you have many similar images with the same name but different file formats.

So, here's how you can search for photos using their name and file format on File Explorer:

1. Follow the previous steps to open the file manager.

2. Type filename ext:.fileformat, replacing "filename" with your filename and "fileformat" with the correct format.For example, if you are looking for a JPG file named sound icon, your search query should be sound icon ext:.JPG.

 

6. Find your hidden photos (if you're struggling to find them).

If you've tried everything and still can't find your photos, chances are they're hidden.So, let's see how you can find all the hidden photos (and other files) on your computer:

1. Type Win + E to open the file manager.

2. Click the "View" tab in the upper left corner.

3. Check the "Hidden items" box to show all hidden files and folders.

 

Now, try searching for your photos using any of the methods in this article.

What's your favorite way to find pictures on Windows?

Sometimes, you may forget where you keep some precious pictures.Fortunately, you can easily find all of these images if you apply any of the methods we've covered.

 

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