Windows 10: How to search

Discus and support How to search in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi everyone I've very recently changed from Windows 7 to 10 and seem to have lost the ability to search for a word in a document / spreadsheet etc. In... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ChristineB, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. How to search


    Hi everyone
    I've very recently changed from Windows 7 to 10 and seem to have lost the ability to search for a word in a document / spreadsheet etc.
    In 7 I used to be able to enter a key word and it would bring up all the documents / spreadsheets that contained that word anywhere. Now, it seems that I can only search for a word that's in the title, which is a problem when a) I can't remember what I called it and b) I can't remember where I saved it.

    Hopefully someone will be able to tell me how to do this.
    Fingers Crossed !!!

    :)
     
    ChristineB, Jan 24, 2020
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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, Jan 24, 2020
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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, Jan 24, 2020
    #3
  4. enso Win User

    How to search

    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.
     
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