When anyone destroyed a Horcrux in the Harry Potter movies, how did they know where the next Horcrux is?

Was there a map or something?


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  • The Diary

    They didn't search for it. Harry found it and destroyed before even knowing Horcruxes existed.

  • The Ring

    Dumbledore investigated Riddle's life and important places in order to find it.

  • The Locket

    Dumbledore investigated Riddle's life and important places in order to find it. He found it's hiding location but it had already been replaced with a copy. The trio found the locket in Grimmauld Place previously without knowing what it was. They investigate from there to find it's current location.

  • The Cup

    Dumbledore theorized that this object was a horcrux. They find it because the Lestranges panicked when they saw the sword that was supposed to be in Gringots. This gives away the horcrux location.

  • The Tiara

    Dumbledore theorized that this object was an horcrux. They find it by interrogating the ghost.

  • The Snake

    Dumbledore implies that the snake is important in a discussion with Snape. He didn't tell Snape that the snake was an horcrux (or what an horcrux was), but states it in a way that Harry would understand. I don't remember how Dumbledore found or (more probably) guessed this.

  • The last one

    Dumbledore guessed that Harry was an unwanted Horcrux. He told Snape who then 'told' Harry.

In summary: Dumbledore did all the heavy work. Harry and friends were mostly lucky.

  • I know what the Horcruxes were. But I don't know how they found those. So tell how did they find those rather than what they are.
    – iamgroot
    Commented Feb 22, 2018 at 11:06
  • @dna I believe Dumbledore tells Harry about Nagini being a Horcrux during their meeting at King's Cross, and they already knew where Nagini was at that point. I don't recall how Dumbledore himself found out, though.
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Feb 22, 2018 at 11:24
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    People who haven't seen the movie yet aren't reading the answers to this question. And if they do, they want to hear an actual answer. I thus removed the unnecessary spoiler blocks.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Feb 22, 2018 at 12:18
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    The snake theory came from the fact that Harry could see what the snake was doing when it attacked Arthur Weasley, just as he could see and feel Voldemort's thoughts.
    – rtaft
    Commented Feb 22, 2018 at 19:22

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