1.    08 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Turn On Natural Language Search?

    This used to be an option in Windows 7. So lets say you're in a folder, the feature allowed you to type something like "author coldplay" in the search box to bring up all your MP3 files that have "coldplay" as the author, rather than "author: coldplay". You could also use it to search by tag, file size, whatever...just made things a bit quicker.

    It used to be under file > folder options > search, but now when I got there the option is simply gone. I was wondering if there was another way to enable it again?
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  2.    08 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,797
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    If you type e.g.

    in the search field when explorer is focussed on a folder containing files or folders containing files tagged with artist Acker Bilk (e.g.) these are found.
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    Note this result selects only those tagged, and ignores those not tagged with Bilk as artist.

    Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)
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  3.    09 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Ummm, yeah thanks...I know that already...my question was concerning the natural language search feature that allowed me to simply type "author X" rather than "author: X"....it seems to be gone in Windows 10.
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