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Wendy Boswell

Where did you put that user manual? No worries, find it online

By July 15, 2013

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manualIt's probably happened to all of us at one time or another; we buy something that has a hefty manual to go along with it, and we promptly lose that important document. All is not lost however - there are plenty of ways you can use the Web to find a manual to pretty much anything that needs one. Here's a simple search you can use in pretty much any search engine:

"name and model number of your item" manual

That will turn up quite a few hits. Let's get more specific:

"name and model number of your item" filetype:pdf"

This will bring back only .pdf files that reference your item. Still can't find what you're looking for? No problem - there are search engines to target manuals. Try The Manuals - Free Manuals Online, Wikibooks, a collection of open-content textbooks, Diplodocs, where you can find your user manual, user guide, instruction manual or owner manual instantly, , or OwnerIQ, a resource for product user manuals, help, forums tips and tutorials.

And even more manuals

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