Windows 10: How do I search for a file containing certain words in the name?

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  1. How do I search for a file containing certain words in the name?


    What steps do I follow to search for a file on my computer/drive?

    :)
     
    Elizabeth Gerber, May 2, 2019
    #1

  2. Searching for files with names containing the searched word, not just starting with the word.

    Searching for files with names containing the searched word, not just starting with the word.

    Basically I'm searching a textures folder for any files with a name containing "Glasses"

    Whenever I search "Glasses" it pull up files like

    Glasses_M.dds

    Glasses_d.dds

    GlassesHorned_d.dds

    However when I look through them manually I've found files like

    FancyGlasses_d.DDS

    Because "Glasses" isn't the first word in that file it doesn't come up in search....

    Q: How do I do a search for everything containing the phrase and not just the files that start with the phrase?

    Thanks for any and all help
     
    RextTheGreat, May 2, 2019
    #2
  3. Searching for files with names containing the searched word, not just starting with the word.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about searching for the content on Windows.

    I suggest you to Run Search and Indexing Troubleshooter
    and check.

    If you're having problems locating specific files, folders, or other items on your computer, try using the Search and Indexing troubleshooter to fix the problem. It makes sure that the Windows Search service is running, and checks
    to see whether you have the correct permissions to search all the directories on your computer.

    Follow the steps given below to run Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.

    • Type Troubleshooting in the
      Search box from the desktop.
    • Select the Troubleshooting option.
    • Select View All option and select the
      Search and Indexing.
    • Click on Next to perform the
      Search and Indexing troubleshooter and follow the steps.

    Also, type the entire name of the file and check if it results the same.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, May 2, 2019
    #3
  4. Frank1000 Win User

    How do I search for a file containing certain words in the name?

    Search in certain files


    Hi,
    how can i search within the content of only certain files ?

    Also, is there a page that contains the list for all Win10 search functions ? I'm looking it up since 30 minutes but can't find anything.

    I need to seach the term blabla in all .doc files, how is that syntaxed in the Win-Explorer search. Seems its nothing like it was in previous win8 version.

    Thx,
    Frank
     
    Frank1000, May 2, 2019
    #4
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