Windows 10: How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine

Discus and support How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; a) search for dedicated folders e.g. music folders using explorer. b)speed up the awful win 10 search engine so I do not have to look at an expanding... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by meditek, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. meditek Win User

    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine


    a) search for dedicated folders e.g. music folders using explorer.

    b)speed up the awful win 10 search engine so I do not have to look at an expanding ribbon for what seems ages.


    Thank you, I very much hope I will not be directed to starting windows with a clean boot and all the other rubbish that accompanies many 'answers' to questions here. I have been programming using the Windows OS since the 1980's and have tried all these lame suggestions which simply delay providing an effective solution. Simply can it be done or not?

    :)
     
    meditek, Oct 13, 2019
    #1
  2. LCRT Win User

    search engine

    windows xp advice for a windows 10 query. with registry fiddling. great advice.

    anyway, the answer is very simple:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/change-the-default-search-engine-in-microsoft-edge

    "

    When you enter something in the address bar in Microsoft Edge, you’ll see results from Bing. Microsoft recommends Bing for the best performance with Windows 10. Bing gives instant help for Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge (just like this). And Bing links search
    results with some Windows 10 apps. But Microsoft Edge uses OpenSearch technology, so you can change the default search engine. Here’s how:


    • Enter the search engine’s website and browse to it.

    • Select More actions (...) > Settings and then scroll down to select View
      advanced settings. In the list under Search in the address bar with, choose Add new.

    • Select the website and then select Add as default.

      • Note: Only search providers that support the OpenSearch standard will appear in this list. If they don’t support it yet,here's how
        they can."
     
  3. enso Win User
    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.
     
  4. How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine

    Set Default Search Engine in Google Chrome Search Engine Settings

    How to Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows


    In Google Chrome, you can use the address bar (omnibox) as a search box. It automatically uses Google by default, but you can set another default search engine instead.

    The search box on the New Tab page in Google Chrome will also use what you set as the default search engine.

    This tutorial will show you how to set a default search engine you want to use in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Set Default Search Engine in Google Chrome Search Engine Settings
    • Option Two: Set Default Search Engine in Google Chrome Manage Search Engines Settings





    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
    OPTION ONE
    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
    Set Default Search Engine in Google Chrome Search Engine Settings
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click/tap on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3 dots) button
    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
    , and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]

    3. In the Search engine section, select the search engine (ex: "Google") you want to use in the Search engine used in the address bar drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]

    4. You can now close the Settings tab if you like.






    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
    OPTION TWO
    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
    Set Default Search Engine in Google Chrome Manage Search Engines Settings
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click/tap on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3 dots) button
    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
    , and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    *note If you like, you can copy and paste chrome://settings/searchEngines into the address bar and press Enter to go directly to the Manage search engines settings page in step 3 below.

    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]

    3. In the Search engine section, click/tap on Manage search engines. (see screenshot below)

    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]

    4. You can now perform the following actions you want to set your default search engine: (see screenshots below)
    A) Under Default search engines,
    • Click/tap on the More actions button
      How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
      . to the right of the search engine (ex: "Bing") you want to use, and click/tap on Make default.
    OR

    B) Under Other search engines,
    • Add: To the right of "Other search engines," click/tap on the Add button. Fill out the text fields and click/tap on Add.
    • Set as default: To the right of the search engine, click/tap on the More actions button
      How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
      , and click/tap on Make default.
    • Edit: To the right of the search engine, click/tap on the More actions button
      How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
      , click/tap on Edit, edit the text fields, and click/tap on Save.
    • Delete: To the right of the search engine, click/tap on the More actions button
      How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]
      , and click/tap on Remove from list.

    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]


    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]

    How do I search for dedicated folders and speedup the search engine [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Shawn Brink, Oct 30, 2019
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