How can I get Search to find my application?


  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       #1

    How can I get Search to find my application?


    Supposedly the Search functionality searches the directory tree C:\Users... Well I created a subfolder in that tree (C:\Users\myname\My Start Menu) and in that subfolder I have a shortcut to an .exe. But Search can't find the shortcut (or the .exe). I really don't want to rebuild the index just for this one file (especially since I'm not convinced that would help). So I'm asking, is there somewhere else I can put my shortcut so that Search will find it? Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #2

    For your user you can put the shortcut here:

    C:\Users\myname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

    or for all users:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    AppData and ProgramData are both hidden folders so you need to tick the "hidden items" box in the view tab of file explorer to see them.
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    lx07 said:
    For your user you can put the shortcut here:

    C:\Users\myname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

    or for all users:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    That's great! It works! Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #4

    You are welcome :)
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