Windows 10: File search in Windows 10 Explorer

Discus and support File search in Windows 10 Explorer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; How do I search file contents for keywords that contain special characters (i.e., ':') in Explorer? I've enabled Search File Contents in the Advanced... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Mark Burlingame, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. File search in Windows 10 Explorer


    How do I search file contents for keywords that contain special characters (i.e., ':') in Explorer?


    I've enabled Search File Contents in the Advanced Search Options, but search does not return anything if my key word contains non-alphanumeric characters, such as colon File search in Windows 10 Explorer :)) or a dash (-).

    :)
     
    Mark Burlingame, Oct 15, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 15, 2019
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  3. 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, Oct 15, 2019
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  4. File search in Windows 10 Explorer

    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, Oct 15, 2019
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