Questions tagged [windows-search]

Windows Search is the functionality built into the Windows OS for finding files, folders and programs on a PC or in connected storage.

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How to tell Windows10 not to search the internet but only local volumes [duplicate]

At the bottom of the screen there's a search box whose icon is a white circle and whose tooltip is "Type here to search". Is there a setting that would cause these searches not to go out to the ...
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Windows 10 instant search in Start menu doesn't work

Got a new PC on my work and Windows was preinstalled and configured. There is a lack of Windows menu search feature. I got used to push Windows button on a keyboard and then just type what I want. ...
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Windows Search Does Not Find Text in PDFs (Applies to Callouts, Text Boxes, and Typewriter Text Boxes)

What settings or steps, if any, can I use so that "annotation" types of text are found when using Windows to search PDFs for a specific word or words? Environment Windows 10 Acrobat 10 (Acrobat X) ...
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Windows Explorer - Search - Layout keeps resetting to Icons

Every time I use the search function in Windows Explorer (Ctrl+E) it ignores my global setting to use the Details view (unless I explicitly set it already for the folder I'm searching in the past). ...
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How to disable web results from Windows Search (Windows 10 Home)?

Whenever I search anything in Windows 10 (⊞ > Start Typing), Windows shows web results (from Bing) on the top, even if I have a file with the exact name as the search term, or the search term matches ...
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Missing icons on Windows search, only non-store apps [duplicate]

since two or three days ago there has been problems with my icons on Windows 10 search, only in the search box. There's a screenshot attached, so you can see my problem. I want to know too if there ...
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W10 Search with wildcard inside of “[”

I have filenames that contain a starting bracket, e.g. [. Various labels can follow thereafter, separated by spaces except for the first label, e.g. [1952 Germany beer]. So, a filename may be ...
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Does Windows 10 search/indexing move files?

I was looking for a file in my Downloads folder (i.e. C:\Users\QM\Downloads) on my Win 10 Pro (build 1809) machine. I was unable to find it there even though I was near certain that's where it was. ...
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How to change color of search menu in Start to black?

I'm talking about this: I already use Dark theme which works on most things: But not when I search in Start menu Basically what I'm looking for is command prompt like look (black background, ...
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How to exclude all folders from start menu search in windows 10

I usually use windows search from taskbar to launch my programs quicklly. But whenever I search for a program, sometimes the folder shows up containing that application instead of the application it ...
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Dead start menu search entry

I recently replaced an Eclipse 2018-09 installation with Eclipse 2019-03. Strangely, the Eclipse 2018-09 still shows up under 'All' and 'Apps' during a start menu search. I can't do anything with this ...
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Server 2012 R2 Can't search file contents

I am trying to find a string of text in a text document. I know it exists in the txt file because I copied it from the file for testing. Windows is not finding it because it is not searching the ...
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How to make a shortcut for a program that doesn't showup in search results W8.1

I noticed I have BitTorrent on my system. I wanted to make a shortcut for it on my desktop and/or metro-screen. However I don't know where it's located on my C drive. I "search" for bittorrent and all ...
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Can I turn off Windows Search service?

can I turn off Windows Search service? It takes plenty of my computer resources. Can I set up like like manually running?
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windows 10 start menu search - file content?

I have my docx files indexed includings its contents (index settings in windows 10). I want my start menu search to also use file contents of that indexed docx files. How can I do that?

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