Windows 10: How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 WITHOUT subfolders

Discus and support How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 WITHOUT subfolders in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My Windows 10 Explorer does not behave as expected. (Windows 10 Version 2004) A search in File Explorer in Windows 10 always shows files of subfolders... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by werwoMS, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. werwoMS Win User

    How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 WITHOUT subfolders


    My Windows 10 Explorer does not behave as expected. (Windows 10 Version 2004)

    A search in File Explorer in Windows 10 always shows files of subfolders even if I click on 'Current folders'.

    The German Microsoft support could not help in a long telephone call.

    I ran "DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth" as admin. No problems were found.

    Does anyone have a clue?

    :)
     
    werwoMS, Nov 6, 2020
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Nov 6, 2020
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  3. scottyja Win User
    Windows Explorer search - no search results in subfolders

    So here's a picture of the file in it's folder:


    How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 WITHOUT subfolders [​IMG]


    Even weirder - if I search from c:, I can find the file:


    How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 WITHOUT subfolders [​IMG]


    If I drill down to *any* sub-folder (in this case Users), no dice:


    How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 WITHOUT subfolders [​IMG]


    If I search for *any* file named "IMG*", which there are thousands, I get nothing, even when doing the search from the folder the files are in:


    How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 WITHOUT subfolders [​IMG]

    How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 WITHOUT subfolders [​IMG]


    I get similar behavior with mp3 or mp4 files. If I search the whole c: or e:, I can find thousands. Drill down to my User directories and nothing comes up. This is a head scratcher.

    Search reset has not helped.
     
    scottyja, Nov 6, 2020
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  4. Aeikausar Win User

    How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 WITHOUT subfolders

    File Explorer - List / View all files in subfolders of a folder

    In File Explorer, Is there any way to list/view all files in subfolders of a folder, without using command line or windows search? Thank you
     
    Aeikausar, Nov 6, 2020
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