Moderated Re: Finding a File Using JAWS

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>

Hi, Shan. He's not necessarily talking about finding a file he just downloaded, although that can be the case, if, for some reason, the browser isn't saving downloaded files to the Downloads folder. It's trying to find a file on your system that has been moved to another folder, and you can't remember where it has been moved. Even then, the trick is trying to find out which folder has been opened, even if you use the trick in Chrome to which you are referring.


Bill White



From: [] On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:40 AM
Subject: Re: Finding a File Using JAWS


When I am using chrome and do a download after the download has completed when chrome is in focus do a shift f6 and that puts you on the name of the downloaded file.  So because I work a lot with log analysis programs like splunk and the downloaded files are csv files then all I do is when the filename is in focus hit the space bar and the file is opened up.


But again that is with chrome.


Have a good day.




From: <> On Behalf Of Rick Miller via
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:40 PM
Subject: Finding a File Using JAWS


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Dear Listers:


I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.




Rick Miller


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