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I am looking for the easiest ways to search for

  1. An App
  2. A File
  3. A Folder
  4. A Store .... and soon

Still I need to update this question with some more search types.

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closed as not a real question by Zoredache, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Indrek, Karan, Journeyman Geek Oct 27 '12 at 1:25

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So do you want "Best" or "Easiest"? ;) What have you tried already? Where are you getting stuck? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 26 '12 at 23:14
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Press Windows and start typing.

File and folders

Press Windows + F and start typing.

Windows Store Applications

Go to the Windows 8 Store, press Windows + Q or touch swipe from the right edge to open charms, then use the Search charm to search for applications, after pressing either the hotkey or the mouse / touch approach you can start typing.

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+1 for Nice answer. – Siva Charan Oct 26 '12 at 23:50

App: Just start typing in Modern UI screen (Windows key gets you there)

Files/Folders: Windows + F and start typing

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+1 because you beat me in posting the first answer. – Tom Wijsman Oct 26 '12 at 23:54
And a +1 for you for having a prettier answer. – Ryan Oct 27 '12 at 2:57

Openning the Command Line and typing DIR /a /s filename, assuming you know the exact file name

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