Windows 10 Search doesn't work

  1. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Windows 10 Search doesn't work

    Hi there

    The Search doesn't work properly whether done via Brink's method (using the Charms and getting the search bar up) or searching using the menu search.

    (You can use file explorer but if I just want to find a file I shouldn't have to use that given there IS a separate search facility in the system).

    As an example I'm looking for the folder Forbidden Planet (actually a very sensible GOOD science fiction movie from 1956 loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" -- A classic in its day. A Must see for any Sci Fi lover -- much better and more intelligent than the drivel turned out today !!!!).

    The search can't find it. !!!

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  2. Posts : 17,661
    Windows 10 Pro

    Working just fine for me Jimbo.

    Mystere said:
    You are looking for a file search, which can only be done in File Explorer. Maybe you can imagine how unusable the charms search would be if it showed every file/folder that matched a few characters...
    You can use Charms Search for searching local computer's files and folders.

    Here I search for Amersfoort , trying to find a file either a Word docx or a PDF with that name I have made. Both found:

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    And here searching for Documents, search finds both my Documents folder and Documents library:

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  3. Posts : 3,453

    Interesting... is any documentation regarding the search logic?

    Seems first word -> if "everywhere" selected -> local disc, Bing etc -> if no result check second word -> same loop etc ...?
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  4. Posts : 230

    Can you search any of the other movies in that folder?
    What happens then?

    Is the indexer turned on?
    In my copy of 10, it only indexes a few locations (one of which is the Users folder - so that includes most users' stuff)
    Have you checked in Indexing Options to be sure that that location is included?
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