Windows 10: File Explorer Search Problem _ Results don't show up after renamed

Discus and support File Explorer Search Problem _ Results don't show up after renamed in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello , i tried to rename some large number of files and i notice that if i try to search for it in the folder with the File Explorer Search , the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Quang VinhGiang, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. File Explorer Search Problem _ Results don't show up after renamed


    Hello ,

    i tried to rename some large number of files and i notice that if i try to search for it in the folder with the File Explorer Search , the file doesn't appear in the result , even though clearly when i close search , the file is right there in the folder . I have tried some tutorials on Youtube , going to Indexing Options and all , at first it seem to work but then if i rename other files , these renamed files can not be found through search . It's like everytime i have to update it in Indexing Options and this is very frustrating , how can i solve this ? Somehow that i can work on renaming , sorting and the search tool support me ?

    :)
     
    Quang VinhGiang, Apr 17, 2021
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  2. Cannot Rename Files in File Explorer Search Results

    Using Windows 10 File Explorer, I brought up a list of files that required renaming. The search criterion was file type, i.e. "type:mp3." I then tried to rename the files (removing a hyphen and replacing it with a space), but kept getting a disallowed
    action 'chime.'

    It turns out I cannot use the space bar or type any other characters at all. Deleting characters is OK, but pressing letters, numbers or the space bar, for example, are all disallowed. I have tried both Right Click -> Rename and F2 methods.

    If I go back to the file directory itself, i.e. without using Search Tool, I can rename files (whether spaces, letters, or whatever) no problem. Unfortunately, with a large number of files, finding the ones to rename is painstaking.

    This was certainly no problem under Windows XP, but appears to be yet another 'feature' in Windows 10. Indeed, under XP's File Explorer, you could search on filename, rename it so that the new name fell out of the results set and poof, no problem.
    This isn't even the issue here, so what gives?
     
    LostInSpace88, Apr 17, 2021
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  3. windows explorer search won't show any results

    Windows explorer search won't show any results. I've tried the 10 step method listed in the web search. no luck.
     
    Jim Ampulski, Apr 17, 2021
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  4. File Explorer Search Problem _ Results don't show up after renamed

    Cannot Rename Files in File Explorer Search Results

    Thank you for your reply, but it did not solve my problem, so the problem remains unanswered.

    Restarting File Explorer had no impact on the problem, so I don't think it is a corruption issue. I have Windows 10 Home, so I have been
    FORCED to take all updates, with my computer forcibly restarted, losing all open work!

    I did some more testing, to see if your location suggestion was closer. While some search results were fine, others posed problems.

    It seems to be linked to the length of the filenames in Search Results. Longer filenames (not exceeding whatever supposed limit, as they can be edited outside of Search Results) cannot be edited, but shorter ones can.

    Again, this appears to be a feature (BUG) in Windows 10 (possibly earlier versions as there has been a
    substantive reduction in filename lengths from XP/Vista to the later versions).

    What are the filename length limits? And why do they vary from Search Results to File Explorer's standard directory listing?

    Why can we not use filenames that we had in XP and Vista? Why have they been shortened? Why is the length limit inconsistent?

    Regards.
     
    LostInSpace88, Apr 17, 2021
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