Windows 10: How do I search for files of type "shortcut?"

Discus and support How do I search for files of type "shortcut?" in Cortana to solve the problem; I found the Microsoft page describing Advanced Query Syntax for Windows Explorer file search, but it does not specifically address shortcut files and I... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by GF1701, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. GF1701 Win User

    How do I search for files of type "shortcut?"


    I found the Microsoft page describing Advanced Query Syntax for Windows Explorer file search, but it does not specifically address shortcut files and I can't figure out how to do it. I tried "kind: shortcut", but that just showed a few folders and files that had "shortcut" in the name. Then I tried "file kind: shortcut", but that finds nothing. Anyone know how to specify this search?

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    GF1701, Oct 18, 2020
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  2. terrace Win User

    Screensaver shortcut

    I did this"
    Search Results

    I would suggest you to try the following steps and check if that helps.

    • Go to the folder C:\Windows\System32 and sort by file type.
    • Look for the screensaver file type (.scr).
    • Find the file scrnsave.scr(you can choose any of the screensavers).
    • Right click and select send to>desktop (create shortcut). The shortcut on my attachment, but when i click on it my screen goes off and on and nothing else.How do I search for files of type "shortcut?" :)
     
    terrace, Oct 18, 2020
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  3. Autumn20 Win User
    Shortcut key for "My Stuff" ?

    Using Windows 10, here's the steps I'm taking to search for files on the computer:

    • Click Start Menu (or tap the Windows key on the keyboard)
    • Start typing a search term
    • Click "My Stuff"
    • When it finds your file, click it to make the file open
    • If you want to open File Explorer and peruse similar files without opening files:
      • After clicking "My Stuff" (in Step 3) go to the bottom area under "Other places to look" and click "File Explorer"
      • File Explorer opens

      Question: I don't want to use the mouse to click "My Stuff" in step 3. Is there a shortcut key?
     
    Autumn20, Oct 18, 2020
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  4. Autumn20 Win User

    How do I search for files of type "shortcut?"

    Shortcut key for "My Stuff" ?

    Using Windows 10, here's the steps I'm taking to search for files on the computer:

    • Click Start Menu (or tap the Windows key on the keyboard)
    • Start typing a search term
    • Click "My Stuff"
    • When it finds your file, click it to make the file open
    • If you want to open File Explorer and peruse similar files without opening files:
      • After clicking "My Stuff" (in Step 3) go to the bottom area under "Other places to look" and click "File Explorer"
      • File Explorer opens

      Question: I don't want to use the mouse to click "My Stuff" in step 3. Is there a shortcut key?
     
    Autumn20, Oct 18, 2020
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