Windows 10: Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files

Discus and support Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files in Cortana to solve the problem; Split from this thread.Hi i have exactly the same problem on 2 windows 11 PCs, but apparently not on my windows 11 PCs. Its specifically indexing of... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by nolannolan, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files


    Split from this thread.Hi i have exactly the same problem on 2 windows 11 PCs, but apparently not on my windows 11 PCs. Its specifically indexing of only docx file content that is broken. Any other ideas as specified above ?thanksNolan

    :)
     
    nolannolan, Jan 3, 2022
    #1

  2. File Explorer not previewing .docx files or .xlsx will preview txt pdf

    OK, tried all of the above (cache to 1GB, winword /r, etc). Still have the problem with File (not internet) Explorer. Getting a new wrinkle now. After doing winword.exe /r, I got this

    Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files [​IMG]

    Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files [​IMG]

    It suggests saving Normal.dotm to the Documents folder but it won't let me do that either. I just keep getting the "We can't save this..." box no matter where I try to save it.

    It seems like Word is completely screwed up and now I don't know if my Preview problem is Win10 related or Word 365/Office related.

    My head hurts.

    Pam
     
    OnTheRoad41, Jan 3, 2022
    #2
  3. Edwin Win User
    File Explorer not previewing .docx files or .xlsx will preview txt pdf

    Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Jan 3, 2022
    #3
  4. Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files

    File Explorer not previewing .docx files or .xlsx will preview txt pdf

    Lately (I don't know how long, just noticed recently) Win 10 File Explorer won't show a preview of .docx or xlsx files. I have found a weird workaround:

    Open File Explorer, Highlight (click on) the file I want to preview. Nothing but a ding sound indicating a little window that says "Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable." I click OK, and then I am able to preview the .docx file in File Explorer.

    I used to be able to just click on a file, no matter the extension and it would be previewed in the Preview pane. What could have changed? I am using Win 10 version 1803.

    Pam *Confused
     
    OnTheRoad41, Jan 3, 2022
    #4
Thema:

Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files

Loading...
  1. Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files - Similar Threads - Explorer cannot search

  2. File Explorer Search Working with .docx files but not .doc files

    in Windows 10 Gaming
    File Explorer Search Working with .docx files but not .doc files: Windows 11 File Explorer Search If I search from "Desktop", I do see some .docx and some .doc returned based on a search term in teh file contents. I have a folder "Business" on the "Desktop" and a subfolder "Tests". The folder contains 2000 .doc and 2000 .pdf files. When I...
  3. Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files

    in Windows 10 Gaming
    Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files: Split from this thread.Hi i have exactly the same problem on 2 windows 11 PCs, but apparently not on my windows 11 PCs. Its specifically indexing of only docx file content that is broken. Any other ideas as specified above ?thanksNolan...
  4. Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files: Split from this thread.Hi i have exactly the same problem on 2 windows 11 PCs, but apparently not on my windows 11 PCs. Its specifically indexing of only docx file content that is broken. Any other ideas as specified above ?thanksNolan...
  5. Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files

    in Cortana
    Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files: Split from this thread.Hii have exactly the same probem on 2 different PCs both running windows 11. It seems not to be broken on my other windows 10 PCs.Please fix this asap as this is critical. I have tried the above to no help. I checked on my windows 11 pc and windows 10...
  6. Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files

    in Windows 10 Gaming
    Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files: Split from this thread.Hii have exactly the same probem on 2 different PCs both running windows 11. It seems not to be broken on my other windows 10 PCs.Please fix this asap as this is critical. I have tried the above to no help. I checked on my windows 11 pc and windows 10...
  7. Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files: Split from this thread.Hii have exactly the same probem on 2 different PCs both running windows 11. It seems not to be broken on my other windows 10 PCs.Please fix this asap as this is critical. I have tried the above to no help. I checked on my windows 11 pc and windows 10...
  8. Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files

    in Cortana
    Explorer cannot search text in .docx/.xlsx files, but can in other files: I am using MS Office Home & Student 2019. I am using Windows 11. I cannot find the answer to this problem anywhere. I think the problem started when I upgraded from Windows 10 to 11.Windows Explorer will not search for text within .docx and .xlsx files, but it will find text...
  9. Cannot upload .docx or .xlsx files

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Cannot upload .docx or .xlsx files: Good day! For about 10 days I have had the following issue: I cannot upload .docx or .xlsx files with any browser I have tried to Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. When the window to select the file is opened and I click on the .docx or .xlsx file, the...
  10. File Explorer not previewing .docx files or .xlsx will preview txt pdf

    in Windows 10 Support
    File Explorer not previewing .docx files or .xlsx will preview txt pdf: Lately (I don't know how long, just noticed recently) Win 10 File Explorer won't show a preview of .docx or xlsx files. I have found a weird workaround: Open File Explorer, Highlight (click on) the file I want to preview. Nothing but a ding sound indicating a little window...