Windows 10: Where is the file search box in Win 10?
Well, for a start it's not on the task bar for me... and then it doesn't offer me any means of finding file names I want found. Nothing.
It's useless as far as I can see. I need something which offers me an option where I put part of a file name in there and it finds it for me.
Just to show what I mean, here is the result:
So let's say I have a file named 'snowintrees' on my F drive, but I don't know where it is, how do I get the computer to find it?
And while we're there, why am I now getting a new window of 'File Explorer' every time I click on something?
File Explorer, search This PC (if you know it's on F: search F:\)- fast if it's in an indexed location, but will find it eventually in an unindexed location...
But what I'm asking is how to get that search option to appear!
How do I get that, please?
Nothing I've seen so far, and I've been looking on and off for almost 24 hours, approaches any of the options I've seen on websites. This computer just doesn't have them.
The Search/Cortana box next to Start on the taskbar may well have been be hidden. To turn it back on, right-click on the taskbar. Choose either 'Show search box' or, to save space, show just the icon (click on the icon to open the search box).
I've already made it clear that I can get Cortana, but I cannot see how to make it find any files.
I don't want to use Cortana, there is another search method mentioned everywhere I go, but I cannot find it.
Please understand, I want to find that search option, not Cortana.
Just put the file name you want to search for in the "ask me anything" box... I have just typed "service history" in mine and it found the file in my documents called "service history"
No, that didn't work...
This is the result I got:
Once again I ask, is there anywhere in Windows 10 where I can search for a 'file or folder'?
It was there in XP, in Windows 95 etc, but it doesn't appear to be easy to find in Windows 10 at all.
And please, can we try to do it without Cortana?
No idea then, you can use Cortana and get the results below, or type it into file explorer and it does the same... bot suggested above and quite simple to use.. very similar to Windows 7
If you want to find files or use a template to find a group of files - Simply use the file search box in the File explorer.
You can limit the search to areas of the files system by navigating to a particular area (use This PC for the widest local search, or even Network if you have multiple devices, and the sufficient rights)
The old fashioned rules still apply - ? =1 Character, * = Multiple Characters, lowercase searches for lower and upper case whilst upper case searches only for uppercase (eg *.doc searches for all Doc files )
Windows now as it has for a while creates an index of files of a number of file types in certain places by default but will search any or all areas though searches in non indexed areas can take longer
If your favoured file structure is a lot different from the windows default setup using the Users files area and file type folders, then you can add/remove folder structures and types To/from the index
Search Index - Rebuild in Windows 10
How to Clear File Explorer Search History in Windows 10
The search box in File Explorer will show a list of suggestions as you type in the search box. These suggestions are the history of your past typed searches into the search box.
I'm trying to copy a ripped movie file (iso) from my G drive to desktop. The file is 45GB. It gets to 99% then a message comes up saying the process can't complete because the System has the file open. I have nothing running and can't find anything...
When I click the start button and start typing to search for something, I want it to search on my computer, not internet too. Can this be changed to do that?
If I want to search the web I'll open Google.
I think the search is broken in file explorer in 9879
Say I'm just looking for all my ISO files -- I used to type in the search argument *.iso or even .iso and it would list all files xxxxxx.iso
Now the search returns ANY STRING...
What I'd like to find is a way to have a searchbox on the Taskbar that launches Windows Search, not the new Windows search. I'm pretty sure it's just a different GUID or namespace. This will do for now though.
From the SevenForums (SF) Tutorial...