Windows 10: Where is the file search box in Win 10?
Where is the file search box in Win 10?
In Win 7, one clicked on Start and you could then search for any file in your entire computer by entering its name (or part of it's name) in the file search box. In Win 10, you have to ask Cortana who won't locate a file for you. Where has the file search box covering all data files on the computer moved to?
Just type Win key + S and you should see the search box pop up.
Alternatively, you can right-click on the start button and select search from the menu.
i can still search by clicking start and typing filenames?
what i'm wondering is if there's a way to search from a different drive, not just drive c
I'm trying to search for a folder and file on my computer (Go to your "Star Trek Online\Live\Localdata" folder and open Gameprefs.Pref) but when I do the application opens up. What can I do?
Honestly, this system seems much more difficult than Win 7.
File Explorer has a search box too, try that...
Thank you Bree.
For those interested: Hit the Windows Icon in the lower left of your screen then click on the File Explorer (looks like sorted files) then click on your PC, then Users, then all subfolders search option or search visibly search if you do not have the correct file/folder name which I had to do).
Yes, File Explorer will search downwards from whatever folder you currently have selected, even 'This PC' if you really have no idea where left your documents.
As Bree posted. If you have multiple dives and you don't know which one a particular file or folder is on just do a search in File Exporer, This PC.
None of this seems to work for me...
In XP you could click on the start menu > Search > files or folders > type in a part of the file name and select drive or drives.
There appears to be nothing this simple in Windows 10, and I need to use such a facility multiple times each day.
I don't want to know about Cortana or whatever it is, what a load of rubbish! I don't want to search online, just in my own files, and I want it to be as simple as it used to be.
Can anyone help?
I can see no problem using the Cortana "Ask me anything" search box next to the Windows Icon... I have just tried searching for a few files and it works perfect everytime...
If I type "letters" it shows everything related to "Letters" including any in My Document folders.
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...