I feel like there is something that I am missing here. It may be a gap in my Sharepoint 2010 knowledge (which has been developped via trial and error).
I have a webpart that has some old information on it and that I want to edit. I feel like it should be easy to find in sharepoint designer by scanning through 'All Files', but it doesn't seem to be in there. When in a page layout I can find the webpart and use it, I just can't find the actual source code. Recently, I discovered the Web Part Gallery in site settings, I found the web part I was looking for, opened in file explorer, and then opened the web part in question. However, this seems to be just another refrence to the file I am looking for because it just consists of some metadata such as TypeName, Title, and Description.
Just to clarify a few things, this webpart works fine currently. When on the website you can click through, enter information, the webpart searches a database, etc. The problem is that the information is old and I cannot find the source file for the life of me. All I want is the ability to access the source code, be it in sharepoint designer, or notepad/dreamweaver, etc.
Any help is appreciated, thanks in advanced.