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Wendy Boswell

How to use Google to find PDF files, MP3s, Word documents, and more

By February 12, 2014

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search for files with googleGoogle is an amazing search tool. You can use it to search for people, phone numbers, news, search within sites, and images. You can also use Google to search for files.

  • MP3's: Find open directories using a few simple search strings.
  • Any type of file: From PDF to PPT, you'll be able to find it with Google.
  • Cached HTML: If a website is down (for a variety of reasons), you can usually uncover a cached version.
  • Free books: There are hundreds of thousands of free books available using Google.
  • BitTorrent files: Google can uncover torrent files quite easily.

Any other Google search goodness you've come across lately? Let us know in the comments.

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