Automatically search files in start menu


  1. Posts : 93
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    Automatically search files in start menu


    In Windows 7 I type xxxx.txt and it searches the file in the indexed files.

    In Windows 10 I have to type Find in Documents. How do I make it searches in my files without clicking a second time ?
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  2. Posts : 93
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Nobody knows ? To soon I guess.
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  3. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
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    kensiko said:
    In Windows 7 I type xxxx.txt and it searches the file in the indexed files.

    In Windows 10 I have to type Find in Documents. How do I make it searches in my files without clicking a second time ?
    Try this
    Press the WinKey [ ]
    then just type your search item, i.e. Q1report or Disk

    Automatically search files in start menu-wkeysearch.png

    This was working well last week, but seems to behave strange this week.
    It seems to be working for me now, but not 2 hours ago

    If you don't get results with a word, try typing just the first letter of the file you want to find.
    Also, don't add extensions when searching - just the file name (Q1report instead of Q1report.xlsx)
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  4. DrakeVanCaster's Avatar
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
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    kensiko said:
    In Windows 7 I type xxxx.txt and it searches the file in the indexed files.

    In Windows 10 I have to type Find in Documents. How do I make it searches in my files without clicking a second time ?
    hi!
    the same problem for me.
    My thread https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post395427.

    Hope a resolution
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  5. Posts : 93
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    My situation is not an issue, it's by design. File search works fine, but we need to click find in documents before, so it requires a second click, less efficient this way
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  6. DrakeVanCaster's Avatar
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #6

    kensiko said:
    My situation is not an issue, it's by design. File search works fine, but we need to click find in documents before, so it requires a second click, less efficient this way
    the same for me
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  7. Slartybart's Avatar
    Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #7

    Try this:
    Launch Settings, then search for Search
    Select the trouble shooter

    Automatically search files in start menu-srchsearch.png

    Press advanced and run as administrator
    Choose the issue your machine exhibits - I picked 'files not found' and it informed me that the search data files had the wrong permissions. This might be a red herring though - I recall seeing the 'error' before and corrected it.

    You might want to select 'The issue is not listed' to run a more thorough trouble shooting session.
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  8. Torquemada's Avatar
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    Widows 10/Linux
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    I and others on here swear by https://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack
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