The Search charm in Windows 8 is the belle of the ball because it allows you to locate various items and put them right at your fingertips (or your mouse click).  While you can search for apps, devices, and other items, you’ll definitely want to be able to search for files that you may have saved onto your computer.  To search for files, you can start with these steps:

1.  On the Start Screen, move your mouse pointer to the lower right of the screen and click on the Search charm.  In the search bar, enter a phrase or the name of the file for which you’re searching and click Search.

2.  Results for the file that you’re looking for should display.  Select the file.