difficulty searching files in windows 10


  1. Posts : 2
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       #1

    difficulty searching files in windows 10


    I love Windows 10 except for one thing:
    I cannot search files like I did before; it does not work in the same way and I cannot find the files I need like I did before!
    Formally, I used to type for example "contract in the search cell and all the contract files and sub folders in the open folder would have appeared; not anymore, why?
    is anybody able to help? Thanks!
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  2. DustSailor's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home and Pro
       #2

    Is search just slow? Make sure you update and update the drivers. There is a button on the bottom that says my stuff that might refine the search.
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  3. Cornishman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home
       #3

    Have you got indexing switched on for your hard drive?
    Open explorer, right click on your "C" drive, then click on "properties" and see if indexing is switched on for that drive.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10(Build 10588)
       #4

    Just checked and indexing on is default setting ,might be a bit better to try ... Open Settings type search then click on Indexing options then modify to add more . Then click on Advanced then file types ,change Index properties only to Index properties and file contents.
    Worth a try.
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  5. Posts : 2
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    Indeed


    morrig said:
    Just checked and indexing on is default setting ,might be a bit better to try ... Open Settings type search then click on Indexing options then modify to add more . Then click on Advanced then file types ,change Index properties only to Index properties and file contents.
    Worth a try.
    It is the right way: and it works; beats me why it is not a default ,and it is so unreported while it deprives the sistem of a fundamental tool?
    you need to check the drive you want to index! difficulty searching files in windows 10-after.png

    Thank you I appreciate you showing me the way!
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