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How to find files easily on Android with Files Go | Managers

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

In this tutorial, see the step by step how to access and use the Files Go search on Android. The procedure was performed on a Motorola E4, from Motorola, but the tips apply to any phone running the Google system. It is necessary, however, to have the latest version of the application installed on the phone, see how to update your apps.

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Files Go gains integrated Google search for files; learn how to use Photo: Divulgao / Google

Files Go gains integrated Google search for files; learn how to use Photo: Divulgao / Google

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

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Accessing the Files Go search Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Accessing the Files Go search Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. Enter the name of the file or keyword you are looking for. It is possible, for example, to find animations by searching for "GIF". If desired, select the desired filters to display only the corresponding files.

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Doing a research Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Doing a research Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

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.

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Changing the classification of files Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Changing the classification of files Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

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

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Activating thumbnail view Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Activating thumbnail view Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Take advantage of the tips to easily find files on your Android phone.