Windows 10: Is it me or is File Explorer Search Feature useless?

Discus and support Is it me or is File Explorer Search Feature useless? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; It's been years now that I haven't even tried to use File Explorer search feature, since when I tried it many times, it was useless. I tried it again... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ttonon, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. ttonon Win User

    Is it me or is File Explorer Search Feature useless?


    It's been years now that I haven't even tried to use File Explorer search feature, since when I tried it many times, it was useless. I tried it again today, trying to find the exe file for process explorer, searching the Program directories. As usual, the progress slider monitor moves to the right, but it grinds to a stop, even after an hour of search.

    So now I'm determined to resolve this. Is this feature so useless, or am I doing something wrong? Why can't this search engine search anything out beyond looking in the smallest of directories?

    Thanks. I searched on the forum for previous similar posts, but there are thousands of possibilities. On the side, can anyone please tell me where the Procexp.exe file is?

    :)
     
    ttonon, Dec 26, 2020
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  2. 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, Dec 26, 2020
    #2
  3. setting default view for Winodws Explorer Search Reasults

    Thank you for the detailed response. To change the search result's view from content to list, we suggest following the steps below:

    • Open the File Explorer and try to search for files.
    • In the toolbar, open the View tab and click List
      to change the view.
    • Once changed, close the File Explorer.
    • Open the File Explorer again and try to search to see if the setting has been retained.

    After performing the steps above, reply back to us so we can provide additional help.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Dec 26, 2020
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  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Is it me or is File Explorer Search Feature useless?

    Search for Missing files in File Explorer

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that you are looking for a file named “Class” with the length of the file. However, currently File Explorer doesn’t have the option to search the files using the length.

    You can follow the steps mentioned below to search for a file in File Explorer using the Size, Kind of file and other options.

    1. Press and hold Windows key + E to open
      File Explorer.
    2. Click on This PC on the left pane.
    3. Press F3 key to open Search options.
    4. You can select the Size,
      Kind
      of file and other options and then, search for the file.

    Hope it helps.

    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Dec 26, 2020
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