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How to find files easily on Android with Files Go

Files Go, Google's official file manager, has gained an integrated search engine to make it easy to find photos, documents and music on your phone. The feature, which was released in a recent update, has clever filters and suggestions. The tool is useful for those who need to quickly find a file saved on their smartphone, but can not remember which folder they saved it to.

In this tutorial, see the walkthrough on how to access and use the Files Go search on Android. The procedure was performed on a Motorola E4 Moto, but the tips are valid for any phone running the Google system. However, you must have the latest version of the app installed on your phone - see how to update your apps.

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Step 1. Open Files Go and tap "Files" in the lower right corner of the screen. Then tap on the search field to open the search.

Accessing the Files Go Search

Step 2. Enter the file name or keyword about what you are looking for. You can, for example, find animations by searching for "GIF". If desired, select the filters you want to display only the corresponding files.

Doing a search

Step 3. You can also change the order in which the results are displayed. To do this, touch the button in the upper right corner of the screen and go to "Sort by ...". Now choose whether you want to sort the files by name, date, or size.

Changing file classification

Step 4. Touch the button to the right of the "X" to change the display of the results for thumbnails. This improves the preview of the previews and can help if you are looking for a photo or video.

Enabling thumbnail preview

Enjoy the tips to easily find files on your Android phone.

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