Windows 10: Quick Search by typing file name

Discus and support Quick Search by typing file name in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello I'm having issues when looking for a specif file inside a folder. Normally when you type the name of the file not in the search bar on top it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JD_08, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. JD_08 Win User

    Quick Search by typing file name


    Hello


    I'm having issues when looking for a specif file inside a folder. Normally when you type the name of the file not in the search bar on top it goes over all the files that contain the characters you are typing until it reaches the one you were looking for, well when I do it in this folder for some reason it does not work. So this problem occurs only in this specific folder, all the other function perfectly. None of the other users in the company has had the same problem, it is just me.


    Any idea how to fix this issue, I have never seen it before


    Thanks

    :)
     
    JD_08, Jun 15, 2020
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  2. enso Win User

    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    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date.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.
     
  3. 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, Jun 15, 2020
    #3
  4. Matt_316 Win User

    Quick Search by typing file name

    Searching Within Files

    I have tried searching within files in Windows 10 for a string. However, through testing, it seems that when the string being searched for does not have a space in front, it ignores it. E.g. if the text in the file is 'The quick brown fox' and I search
    for 'quick', it will list the file. But if the search string is 'ick', then the file will not be listed despite the text obviously being there. Any suggestions?

    Matt
     
    Matt_316, Jun 15, 2020
    #4
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