1.    24 Jul 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 10240

    Windows 10 Files Search


    Hi everyone!

    On Windows 7/8/8.1, I have always used the built-in indexer to index folders which contains portable utilities and using the search function to easily launch these executable.

    However on Windows 10 Build 10240, it seems that I am unable to search for 'files' anymore.
    Is there a registry tweak to change this behavior for the search on Windows 10?

    Thank you!
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  2.    24 Jul 2015 #2
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    Windows 10

    You should be able to search for files by typing the file name into search and clicking on "My Stuff".

    Here's a simply search for *.log:

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Views:	16 
Size:	31.3 KB 
ID:	25636
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  3.    24 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by fracking4oil View Post
    You should be able to search for files by typing the file name into search and clicking on "My Stuff".

    Here's a simply search for *.log:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture.PNG 
Views:	16 
Size:	31.3 KB 
ID:	25636
    Thanks!
    log files seem to work but how about exe files? I can't seem to get the result for exes.
    I have to click on 'Search My Stuff' and then 'File Explorer' to get the filter I want.
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  4.    24 Jul 2015 #4
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    If you try a prog called 'Everything' you won't bother with windows file search.
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  5.    24 Jul 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    If you try a prog called 'Everything' you won't bother with windows file search.
    Yep, I am using that now. I just find it amazing that Microsoft has to remove a feature in the search function, performance or security reasons maybe?

    But I still hope I can launch my programs through the start menu because to me it's easier to press the start button and type, rather than using a combination shortcut key.
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  6.    28 Jul 2015 #6
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    I'm amazed that this option to search for executables isn't in here. I'm REALLY hoping this is a bug. I have a bunch of portable apps that I can no longer pull up. Even worse, when I pin the app to the start menu, it doesn't search for that either. It's horrible!
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