Windows 10: How do I search multiple drives?

Discus and support How do I search multiple drives? in Cortana to solve the problem; I recently installed a new SSD in my PC. I installed Windows 10 onto it without having uninstalled Windows 10 from my original hard drive. The original... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by The Squirrel King, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. How do I search multiple drives?


    I recently installed a new SSD in my PC. I installed Windows 10 onto it without having uninstalled Windows 10 from my original hard drive. The original OS is still on the HDD but my computer is running the new OS off the SSD.


    My question is why my search bar isn't finding files in my HDD? My computer recognizes my old HDD, and I'm able to launch things from it manually, but the search bar will only return items from the SSD. I've made sure to enable my HDD in my indexing options but that hasn't helped. Am I doing something wrong?

    :)
     
    The Squirrel King, Nov 5, 2019
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  2. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Nov 5, 2019
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  3. fussybob Win User
    IE11 Google Toolbar no auto search suggestions, no search history?


    Since the last Win 10 update my Google Toolbar won't list any search suggestions as I type and there is no search history listed. The Google tool bar will allow a search, but after a few searches no search history shows and no "clear search" button is listed either.

    I have turnd on "Suggest searches as you type", and "store search histroy on my computer" in the Google Toolbar options.

    Any suggestions to fix this?
     
    fussybob, Nov 5, 2019
    #3
  4. enso Win User

    How do I search multiple drives?

    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.
     
    enso, Nov 5, 2019
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