LPI Linux essential - can't find files

I am currently trying to locate files like ancient.txt from Documents. i don't know how to access that. Each time i have a hard time to find the root directory that been used for examples. I am using the LPI linux essential server. 
Can someone please help.
Thanks.
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    Chancellor G
    01-08-2019

    did you issue the command "updatedb" ? try giving it a shot

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    dkam26
    01-09-2019

    I tried command "updatedb" and i didn't have permission.i even tried

    find / -iname "ancients" 2>&1 | grep -v 'Permission denied' > /Desktop/test.txt

    and still can't find the location for the project used in these examples.

    Help!

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