1.    22 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Search won't find .mp4 file even though it is there


    When I search for *.mp4 in Public Folders > Video, the results don't show the file. The problem is the file is in there. When I search *.* in Public Folders it is not shown either.

    When I search the entire C: drive, though, it shows up in the Public Folders > Video directory.

    This really has me confused.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    22 Feb 2016 #2

    goto control panel , then indexing options then select modify and make sure your public folder is selected to be indexed , if its not select it . . . obv once its been indexed search will find it
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    22 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Archie123 View Post
    goto control panel , then indexing options then select modify and make sure your public folder is selected to be indexed , if its not select it . . . obv once its been indexed search will find it
    From what I've learned and read, indexing only makes searches faster. It doesn't preclude something from being found.

    Also, since it the file showed up in the search of the entire C: drive which is not indexed, something else it going here.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    22 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I've also had problems with wildcard searches in Windows 10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Search doesn't find web shortcuts
I have a program group that contains a bunch of shortcuts. Some are applications. Some are shortcut links to web pages or web-based control panels. The problem is that ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, searching doesn't find the web shortcuts....
General Support
Solved 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)....
General Support
Search does not find my documents (Windows 10)
I've a cloud drive linked to two computers. There's a document called "panoramio stats" on this cloud drive. When I press the windows button followed by "pano" the document is listed by the best matches. When I do the same on the other computer,...
General Support
Search cannot find files
I have hundreds of videos but when I try to search for them by using IN this PC the Kind:=video command the search come up empty. It simply cannot find anything I ask it to search for. I do not want to use third party search applications. I just...
General Support
Cortana search can't find my applications
36229 36230 even after starting windows search from services.msc and restarting windows explorer it still won't work.
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums