Windows 10 file explorer, search,advanced options.

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    Windows 10 file explorer, search,advanced options.

    Windows 10 file explorer, search,advanced options. I have file contents unchecked. but still get results from within documents-pdf,odt,doc,etc.I have file indexing turned off. How do I just get names of files and folders?
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    Hi, not sure you can do that from the GUI as an option.. unless I've missed sthg... but file manager replacements can...! (Which is why I never use search in explorer).

    But it can be done: the search field actually uses Advanced Query Syntax
    For example, I have a folder containing files where some have names containing 'China' some have content with 'China' and some are in a path with a folder name 'China.

    It looks as if if I enter


    in the search box, I restrict results to those files whose names contain China.

    Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)
    More readable intro here:
    Learning Windows Search: Use Advanced Query Syntax to Find Everything

    Probably not the answer you were hoping for...
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