Windows 10: How do I search my computer for words within a file?

Discus and support How do I search my computer for words within a file? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Couldn't follow the instructions on Google. I'm looking for a file with the words "Richard" and "quality" in it. Should be simple - but not for me.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Nisko, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Nisko Win User

    How do I search my computer for words within a file?


    Couldn't follow the instructions on Google. I'm looking for a file with the words "Richard" and "quality" in it. Should be simple - but not for me. Could someone please guide me (exactly) on how to perform this search with screenshots? By the way, this file could also be the results of a scan in which the words wouldn't show up - but I'm hopeful I can find it. Thank you.

    :)
     
    Nisko, Mar 4, 2019
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  2. 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, Mar 4, 2019
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  3. RickC Win User
    Search


    Can you be a little bit more specific about "I tried that"?

    Did you:

    1. Try the first suggestion?
    2. Try the second suggestion?
    3. Try both suggestions?
    4. Restart your PC/laptop/device after making each change (so the change would take effect)?
    Help us to help you...
     
    RickC, Mar 4, 2019
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  4. How do I search my computer for words within a file?

    File Explorer Search Not Working


    I am trying to search in File Explorer (Windows Explorer, My Computer) and it will not find anything. I can copy text from a name in the list and paste it in the search box and it still finds nothing. I have looked at the suggestions that have been posted and nothing I find that is relative to this works. Anyone have any suggestions? I am running Win 10 Pro on an I3 coustom desktop computer.
     
    Maestro2711, Mar 4, 2019
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