Appearing and disappearing files!

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  1.    16 Aug 2016 #11

    Mr Mag00 said: View Post
    Is there a way to tell the program to display the folder the same way no matter where you look at it from?

    But even if there isn't, you guys cleared this up for me. Thanx totally. :)

    I think there should be a "default" folder for each app that files automatically get saved to unless you choose to put the file in with the other GOONdoggle files, (that may include files from other applications.

    I think Windows 10 is even worse than Windows 8! The search engine sucks! I typed "office," and it didn't find anything! Only if I got the complete app name, did it find "LibreOffice." Isn't there a way to get it to find anything with the word "office" in it? I can't always remember the exact name of something I'm searching for.
    Glad we could help. Sometimes the simple things are the hardest to explain.

    I think there are a couple of threads on the forum about the search issues with the AV update and some recommendations for 3rd party software that works much better. you should check them out. Please mark the thread as solved to help others who may have the same question as you did.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       16 Aug 2016 #12

    Sorry Magoo, I don't know how to make ALL applications show their save/open windows give you all file types.

    The Save as type: field in some applications have an All files (*.*) option in the drop down list - that's the best I can offer.

    Cortana search has to improve a LOT.

    File Explorer search hasn't changed much from Windows 7 - that's what I use. If I can't remember where I put a file, I just start the search from This PC. They keep trying to make Search easier - so things change from version to version (or even in a version).

    One of the best things once you put the cursor in the search box, a Search menu appears on File Explorer. If you look at the Refine section, poke around with all of those options. Kind is cool -

    -> finds all file types that are defined as a document

    kind:=document datemodified:yesterday
    -> finds all file types that are defined as a document that were modified yesterday

    It's really powerful once you get the hang of it.
    Here's a fair reference: Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)

    I had another one - ironically I cannot find it (not a search issue - I must have archived it )

    Here's a thread discussing alternatives to Windows Search: What is the best desktop search replacement for windows 10? - Windows 10 Forums
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