I’ve had it.
I “upgraded” to Windows 7 a year or so ago, and the file manager utility that is bundled with the OS is a MESS.
And by “mess” I mean it FAILS to perform the most FUNDAMENTAL function of all: KEEP TRACK OF MY FILES.
Yes, I’m shouting.
This morning is the last straw. I have a document that I created around January 17th. I NOW CAN’T FIND IT.
I know the date because when I created it (a Word doc) I also created a companion Excel file, and that, I can find.
I don’t remember the exact Word file name, but what the hell difference does it make?
I’ve done searches on every possible keyword that I would have logically used in the name.
I’ve done searches by date.
I’ve searched by directory. I’ve re-performed the searches on “Libraries” to try to cast a wider net.
I’ve gone through my main Documents directory manually.
THE FILE IS GONE.
I am a WRITER. I make a living as a WRITER.
I can NOT discover that a file that I spent hours creating is suddenly GONE.
This is not the first time I’ve been frustrated by the “file manager” capability in this software. Since “upgrading” to Windows 7:
- I’ve noticed that files occasionally disappear, and then reappear. This seems to be largely random.
- There’s no longer any way to search on text strings within documents.
- Windows sticks files in different directories using a logic that I find incomprehensible. Why have a directory called “Pictures” and then program your damn OS so that it saves every conceivable file type in that directory? REALLY, Microsoft? REALLY?
- Updating files doesn’t appear to affect how they are listed when you sort by date. So if you created a file in 2011 and work on it in 2013 and save it again, don’t imagine for ONE SECOND you’ll see it at the top when you sort your directory by date! Oh, no! It will very likely be buried back with your 2-year-old files!
I have literally wasted HOURS hunting for files since I “upgraded” to this piece of crap operating system.
MICROSOFT. You need to FIX this. It is a MAJOR fail and NO, do NOT tell me I need to purchase another version of your crap OS.
FIX FILE MANAGER IN WINDOWS 7.