Windows 10: File search from folders located on different drives

Discus and support File search from folders located on different drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; How to run single file name text string search with Windows File manager (explorer) from folders located on different drives? Search result may be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by robilong, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. robilong Win User

    File search from folders located on different drives


    How to run single file name text string search with Windows File manager (explorer) from folders located on different drives?
    Search result may be 0-100 files.

    Any ideas?

    Perhaps it's possible to link folders somehow to look like one?

    :)
     
    robilong, Oct 4, 2019
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  2. Nicrite Win User

    Vista Ultimate - 'User' Folder Location

    No tried that.

    Can copy the entire folder to D; but Windows still points to C as the location. Can change personal folders location to a folder on D;, but this still leaves hidden files etc on C;. Thus meaning there are 2 Users folders. Have managed to change the Public folder location to D;, with some registry tweaks, but this doesnt seem to work for the entire folder.

    any more suggestions
     
    Nicrite, Oct 4, 2019
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  3. Hitesh12 Win User
    Cannot search in a specific folder [Windows 10]

    THANKS A LOT !!

    This worked like a charm. Now search is working perfectly

    Thanks a lot Ruth, really appreciate your help
     
    Hitesh12, Oct 4, 2019
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  4. enso Win User

    File search from folders located on different drives

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder


    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
    enso, Oct 4, 2019
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