How to set default SEARCH view to DETAILS


  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10 pro
       #1

    How to set default SEARCH view to DETAILS


    I do many file/folder searches in my work and the search result view is always CONTENT.

    I would like my default search view to always be DETAIL?

    Windows 10 pro

    Any help for this would be appreciated.

    Thank you
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  2. oscer1's Avatar
    Posts : 536
    win 10
       #2

    Hi see if this is something you want to do. i would make an image backup first. never know if something going to happen.
    Change Search Results Default View Mode to Details instead of Content
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks, Ocer1 - it's too late for me to wrangle this tonight but I'll give it a try tomorrow.

    /Don
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  4. Lance1's Avatar
    Posts : 775
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H1
       #4

    Or you could leave the Explorer search behind and use a much better search engine. Everything
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #5

    'Better' depends on what you want to do. E.g. Everything doesn't index file content.
    The biggest problem with Windows search is that it has to be understood- not suitable for consumers.

    This issue has been discussed a number of times - often useful to use the forum as a resource and search it:

    How to change default Folder View of Search Results
    That's the last post of a thread which you can review of course.

    More as you can see- feel free to read and note solutions found:
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  6. Lance1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H1
       #6

    dalchina said:
    'Better' depends on what you want to do. E.g. Everything doesn't index file content.
    Yes it dose. Everything Indexes
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
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       #7

    I know it indexes file and folder names, the point was about indexing the content of files. Do you understand the difference?

    E.g. Everything doesn't index file content.
    For example, if I have a txt file containing 'abracadabra' can Everything find abracadabra? Windows search can if content indexing is enabled for that file.


    From voidtools site:
    FAQ - voidtools

    Does Everything search file contents?

    Yes, "Everything" can search file content with the content: search function.
    File content is not indexed, searching content is slow.
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