1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10
       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. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 21
    windows 10
       05 Sep 2015 #2

    If I use search and click on my stuff, it finds all instances of a word inside documents etc.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10
       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?
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 21
    windows 10
       05 Sep 2015 #4

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