1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       07 Aug 2015 #1

    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?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 10
    Win 8.1
       07 Aug 2015 #2

    ecbritz said: View Post
    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.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 9
       07 Aug 2015 #3

    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
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  4. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    Win 10
       25 Oct 2016 #4

    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.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 1,134
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       25 Oct 2016 #5

    File Explorer has a search box too, try that...

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  6. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    Win 10
       25 Oct 2016 #6

    Bree said: View Post
    File Explorer has a search box too, try that...

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    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).
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  7. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 1,134
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       25 Oct 2016 #7

    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.
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  8. Joined : Mar 2015
    Stockport UK
    Posts : 1,231
    Wndows 10 x64 Home
       25 Oct 2016 #8

    Gerwalk said: View Post
    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).
    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.
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