Windows 10: Lost "my stuff" option in the search window.

  1.    18 Aug 2016 #1

    Lost "my stuff" option in the search window.


    When I first updated to Windows 10 there was an option to click on "my stuff" when using the search window. This has now disappeared and I really would like it back. Can anyone help please?
    Thanks
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  2.    19 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello, it's part of the design change in the Anniversary Upgrade, it seems. It's gone. (Like 'All apps' in the start menu which many also ask about). You now have buttons for searching 'Documents' Apps' 'Videos' etc

    Note Cortana searching files and folders has limitations:
    1. Only indexed items are found
    2. executables (exe, cmd, bat..) are not.

    Good file /folder search programs are
    Ultrasearch
    Everything (Void tools)
    Locate32
    - all free, very fast. As fast as you can type.
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  3.    19 Aug 2016 #3

    I'll cast a vote for Voidtools Everything aka Search Everything. I've been using it on all of my production Windows PCs for years and it works like a charm for me.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    19 Aug 2016 #4

    ..if so, v1.4 beta given the extra GUI options.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    30 Aug 2016 #5

    Sadly the productivity of windows search has been compromised step by step with each major update of win10.
    The Anniversary update finally killed it by disabling the possibility of opening indexed search results in a folder window.
    I'm evaluating x-1 right now, but still the luxury and power of windows search in win7 is hard to match..(search results in a folder window with one strike of the enter key after typing the search string!)
    I hope that Microsoft developers will follow this thread because they are designing out one of the most powerful and productive features of the winOS.
    I am vexed.
    Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't think so.
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  6.    30 Aug 2016 #6

    search results in a folder window with one strike of the enter key after typing the search string
    - search results are 'find as you type'
    disabling the possibility of opening indexed search results in a folder window
    - right click on a result, Open File Location
    I hope that Microsoft developers will follow this thread
    - unlikely- try Feedback via Win 10 or reporting your observations on MS's technet site, for example
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    30 Aug 2016 #7

    Thanks for all replies. Looks like "my stuff " has permanently gone, never to be seen again! Pity!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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