6 Ways to Find All Pictures on Your Windows Device

Have you ever transferred photos to your PC but forgotten where you saved them? Or do you have a lot of photos but you don’t know how to locate some of them?


Fortunately, this article covers everything you need to know.

We’re going to show you some quick ways to find all the pictures on your Windows device. From there, we will see how you can locate the images that might be hidden somewhere on your device.


1. Use the “People” tab in the Windows Photos app

The Windows Photos app lets you easily view all the photos on your PC. But did you know that you can use this tool to find your photos easily?

Interestingly, the Photos app has a search bar and multiple tabs that help you easily locate your photos.

Let’s start by focusing on the “People” tab. This feature uses a facial recognition tool to find and organize your photos and videos. This usually comes in handy when you want to find all photos of a particular person.

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

  1. Type Pictures in the Start menu search bar and select the Best match.
  2. Click it People tab in the upper left corner of the screen. If the “People” is not yet enabled, be sure to enable it before continuing.

Next, look at all the profiles that appear in the middle pane, then select one. This should now display all of the images for that specific person, even if the photos are saved in different folders.

So, if you are having trouble locating someone’s photos on your Windows PC, this method will help you. But if you want to find other images, you can use the other tabs of the Photos app.

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

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

  1. Type Pictures 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, then select the appropriate option when it appears.

You can also try out the different tabs in the Photos app.

Let’s start with the Folders tongue:

  1. Click it Folders tab in the upper left corner of the screen. This should show all the folders containing your photos. If some folders are missing, click the “Missing folders?” in the upper right corner to solve this problem.
  2. Finally, select the folder containing the images you are looking for.

Next, let’s see how the Collection The tab can help:

  1. Click it Collection tab in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. Scroll down and click on the collection containing the images you are looking for.

Finally, click on the Albums and see if this option can help you locate your photos.

3. Use the File Explorer search bar to find all your photos

Windows File Explorer is one of the best and most reliable file management tools. Now let’s see how you can use the tool’s search bar to easily find all your photos:

  1. Open File Explorer by clicking on its icon in the taskbar or by pressing Win + E.
  2. Then click on This PC in the left pane.
  3. Type genre:picture in the File Explorer search bar and tap Walk in. This should display all of your images, but you may need to wait a few minutes for the results to load.

Finally, scroll down to find the image you are looking for. If you want to change the size of the thumbnails, click on one of the two options that appear in the lower right corner of the screen.

4. Search for photos using specific filenames

Now let’s say you know the name of the photo you are looking for. However, the name coincides with the names of various other file types (videos, audio files, etc.).

How do you approach this problem?

The File Explorer search bar can also help! Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Hurry Win + E to open File Explorer.
  2. Click on This PC in the left pane.
  3. Type filename type: image in the File Explorer search bar, but replace “file name” with the exact name of your file. For example, if you are looking for an image named “Sound icon,” type Sound Icon Type: Image then press Walk in.

5. Find Photos Using a Specific File Format

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

  1. Hurry Win + E to open File Explorer.
  2. Type ext:.fileformat in the file explorer search bar and replace “file format” with the image file format you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for JPG files, type post:.JPG then press Walk in.

Finally, scroll down and locate the image you are looking for.

Now, if you know the name and file format of the photo you’re looking for, you can always use the File Explorer search bar to find that file. This method can be useful if you have many similar images with the same name but different file formats.

So here’s how you can search for a photo using its name and file format in File Explorer:

  1. Open File Explorer according to the previous steps.
  2. Type filename ext:.fileformat and replace “file name» with the name of your file and «file format” with the correct format. For example, if you are looking for a JPG file named Sound Icon, your search query should be Sound icon extension: .JPG.

6. Find your hidden photos (if you have trouble locating them)

If you’ve tried all the methods and still can’t find your photos, those images are probably hidden. So let’s see how you can find all the photos (and other files) hidden on your PC:

  1. Type Win + E to open File Explorer.
  2. Click it See tab in the upper left corner.
  3. Check the Hidden objects box to show all hidden files and folders.

Now try to find your photos using one of the methods described in this article.

What’s your favorite way to find images in Windows?

There are times when you might forget where you saved some of your precious photos. Luckily, you can easily find all of these images if you apply one of the methods we’ve covered.

From there, you can start exploring cool tricks like compressing images on your Windows device.

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