Windows 10: How do I initiate a search in W10?

Discus and support How do I initiate a search in W10? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I just upgraded to W10 from W8.1. How do I start a search (say for a text file containing the word <butter>)? In W8.1 I would press the Windows start... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by wdc, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. WDC
    wdc Win User

    How do I initiate a search in W10?


    I just upgraded to W10 from W8.1. How do I start a search (say for a text file containing the word <butter>)? In W8.1 I would press the Windows start button and the letter "f" (for Find).

    I have a dozen questions like this; is there a file I can consult that lists answers to common ones? Thanks. ...

    :)
     

  2. How do i initiate new HDD in Windows 10? without disk management?

    Have a new hard drive, want to initiate it to NTFS or something atleast. I cannot find any kind of disk management where i can do so and i looked all over the web and cannot find an answer to my question.. only answers related to win 8.1 or lower.
     
    Belfire777, Mar 11, 2016
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  3. How do i initiate new HDD in Windows 10? without disk management?

    Well i found the answer on luck.

    When looking for disk management you will not find it if you type it in the search instead if you just type disk, you will find under settings 'Create and format hard disk partitions' which will then bring up Disk Management...

    But when you search for Disk Management you will not find it now can you easily find it under settings. I hope they address this issue.
     
    Belfire777, Mar 11, 2016
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  4. How do I initiate a search in W10?

    Hello wdc Welcome to the Ten Forums!

    The new search option available in 10 would be Cortana. By default that comes enabled in 10 and is able to search you local drives as well as the web. The old Search however is still present but requires a right click on the Start button as that is no longer seen near the bottom of the new Start menu. You will find that as well as the Control Panel, Run command line, Command prompt and Command prompt(admin) as well as other items in the right click menu itself.


    How do I initiate a search in W10? [​IMG]


    You will even find the shutdown options there as well.
     
    Night Hawk, Mar 11, 2016
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  5. WDC
    wdc Win User
    ok, thanks.
    Say I want to find files containing the word <butter>. Where do I enter <butter> after I right click the Windows icon at left of the Task bar?
     
  6. I think you will want to review the guide for how to enable Cortana which will take you through each step. The drop down menu has the familiar text line at the bottom as you would have seen the search on the Windows 7 Start menu.

    First however since Cortana is bit more involved you will want to get familiar with the various settings that include on/off switches. Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    That will make it much easier for you to navigate! *Smile
     
    Night Hawk, Mar 11, 2016
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  7. PiKo Win User
    I assume you want to search for text, contained in the filename.
    I am satisfied with the program Wise Jetsearch. Simple, effective and fast.
     
  8. How do I initiate a search in W10?

    There are actually several freebies like one called Everything you can run while the original Search is still there but hidden from view since MS is promoting Cortana which is also used on the Tablet platform. 10 you have to remember is now dual platform unlike 7 and other older versions that were single platform only. Touchscreen support has also been vastly improved as well for both platforms.
     
    Night Hawk, Apr 4, 2018
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