Windows 10: File Explorer will no longer search for words in files

Discus and support File Explorer will no longer search for words in files in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I had automatic updates on, but clearly the computer didn't automatically update. File explorer is no longer finding words in files. I've processed... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ClayAllard, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. File Explorer will no longer search for words in files


    I had automatic updates on, but clearly the computer didn't automatically update. File explorer is no longer finding words in files. I've processed all the updates from January to now, but File Explorer search is still broken. I really need that search to work to be able to do my work! Help!

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    ClayAllard, Apr 25, 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, Apr 25, 2019
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  3. Word Count Column in File Explorer

    I work primarily with RTF documents. I came across the option in Windows File Explorer to add a "Word Count" column to the File Explorer display. The "Word Count" does display but it gives no count for any of the documents listed in the File Explorer.
    From top to bottom no word count is displayed for any file created in any of the word processors I use. To date my search on the internet has not found a solution to the lack of word counts.
     
    NeilShephard, Apr 25, 2019
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  4. sfcsfcsfc Win User

    File Explorer will no longer search for words in files

    File search types in the Windows 10 file explorer search (using words)

    Hi

    I am trying to find out how I can search for specific files from the File Explorer.

    So far, I have found out that you can search for files with specific names if you type "name:<name>" into the search input field.

    Were can I find a list of the verbose search commands i.e. a list of the words+column character I should use to search files by other properties than their name?

    For example, what should I type if I am trying to list files by file type:

    filetype:<whatever>

    or

    type:<whatever>

    or what?

    I know that there is a Search toolbar, but I would like to just type the search into the search field to speed up the process. Also, I do not wish to use Cortana et al. I'd just like to use plain simple verbose search....

    Thanks
     
    sfcsfcsfc, Apr 25, 2019
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