Windows 10: Search query too narrow. "Exact word/phrase" only and not "Contains" Solved

  1.    05 Sep 2015 #1

    Search query too narrow. "Exact word/phrase" only and not "Contains"


    Recently I was getting confused and frustrate that files I were searching for weren't being included in the search results for my queries. It seems that the search parameters are restricted to "Exact word/phrase" and not "Contains.

    Example: search "Broad", comes up fine
    Search "road", nothing comes up.

    In windows 7, I was able to search for a word and the search parameters would include files that "contains" the word in its name and even "contains" the word in a document.

    In windows 10, it seems to be completely restricted to.

    Someone at Microsoft Forums suggested Windows search troubleshooter (acknowledging that there is a problem), but the troubleshooting came up with nothing.
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  2.    05 Sep 2015 #2

    If I use search and click on my stuff, it finds all instances of a word inside documents etc.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    05 Sep 2015 #3

    O_O that actually did not occur to me. As far as I can tell, you were right. It seems to work the way it should so long as you use the "My Stuff" option! I tested it out to search for a document that has a certain word within the document, not the title, and it actually found it! Thank you!!

    Any way to give you credit or kudos on this forum?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    05 Sep 2015 #4

    So glad that helped. I think the more you play around with windows 10 the more there is hidden.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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