Windows 10: Can I get the previous File Explorer search back after updateing to 1909.

Discus and support Can I get the previous File Explorer search back after updateing to 1909. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; After updating to 1909, I notices the search bar in the File Explorer no longer automatically starts searching as I type. Instead, it has a pop-down... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by a1031982, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. a1031982 Win User

    Can I get the previous File Explorer search back after updateing to 1909.


    After updating to 1909, I notices the search bar in the File Explorer no longer automatically starts searching as I type.

    Instead, it has a pop-down menu trying to guess what I am looking for. If I press enter, it will do a standard search.


    Is there a way to get the old search functionality back? The new way never finds what I am looking for, and as such I see it as a broken feature.

    :)
     
    a1031982, Nov 14, 2019
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  2. File Explorer Search Not Working


    I am trying to search in File Explorer (Windows Explorer, My Computer) and it will not find anything. I can copy text from a name in the list and paste it in the search box and it still finds nothing. I have looked at the suggestions that have been posted and nothing I find that is relative to this works. Anyone have any suggestions? I am running Win 10 Pro on an I3 coustom desktop computer.
     
    Maestro2711, Nov 14, 2019
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  3. dalchina Win User
    1909 in the offing?

    Hmm. So they simplify the search bar (ex-Cortana) but make search in Explorer more complicated, including web search too? Really? Hope I've misunderstood that.

    I've always wondered why they couldn't prioritise results from indexed search, then search anything non-indexed, so as to give the most immediate results quickly. This seems a sort of step in that direction, but might it not be likely to confuse people who then think everything's been searched (or at least everything below the current point in the file system)?
     
    dalchina, Nov 14, 2019
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  4. Can I get the previous File Explorer search back after updateing to 1909.

    setting default view for Winodws Explorer Search Reasults

    Thank you for the detailed response. To change the search result's view from content to list, we suggest following the steps below:

    • Open the File Explorer and try to search for files.
    • In the toolbar, open the View tab and click List
      to change the view.
    • Once changed, close the File Explorer.
    • Open the File Explorer again and try to search to see if the setting has been retained.

    After performing the steps above, reply back to us so we can provide additional help.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Nov 14, 2019
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