Search function windows 10


  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10
       #1

    Search function windows 10


    I have a problem with the windows 10 search function.
    None of my epub files is found.
    file: epub no result,
    ext: epub no result,
    *.epub no result,
    Tried to change the app being used from calibre to edge no result

    Any suggestions, please.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,978
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, are you using Cortana search or file explorer search?

    Note the Cortana search bar really requires you to specify document search (options at the top of the window- see below).
    Further, it will only find indexed documents.

    Are you sure your epub docs have been indexed?

    Were epub documents being found, and now not? If so, are they in the same folder?

    I have just created a dummy epub doct in an indexed folder on H: and as you can see it's been found:
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  3. Stevekir's Avatar
    Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       #3

    I had a problem with Windows not finding some files and I discovered Windows will not detect a file whose name includes some characters such as "and&", "and amp", "." and others. (I'm not sure if I remember the troublesome characters accurately.)
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  4. Posts : 2
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hi everyone.
    Thanks for the suggestions, but
    . when I search for *.* in the directory everything is found, but not when I look for *.epub - zilch.
    . I am also looking for text inside a file and I do not know how to do that except with file search.

    I changed the default app from calibre to edge with no better result
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,978
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #5

    1. The file must be in a folder which is indexed.
    2. This must be ticked for the folder of interest
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    3. This must be selected
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    These are the default settings. You should not need to alter them.

    4. For content indexing to work for a file type, you need the appropriate 'ifilter' installed.
    That indexing filter is what allows search to 'read' a file of that type.

    Notice 'Microsoft Office Filter' next to doc.

    In a very few cases you may need to search for and install a filter yourself.
    An example I've found was Office documents (I don't have Office installed) and pdf documents. (By default, Windows has an ifilter for these, but installing other readers makes that hard to restore without a registry hack).

    5. If using file explorer, that must be open 'above' the file of interest in the file tree.
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