Windows 10: Search for documents

Discus and support Search for documents in Cortana to solve the problem; In Windows 7, I used to be able to type in the name of a person, or other word that may be contained in a document in the search bar, and it would find... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Joe_768, Jan 6, 2022.

  1. Joe_768 Win User

    Search for documents


    In Windows 7, I used to be able to type in the name of a person, or other word that may be contained in a document in the search bar, and it would find that document. Now, it won't find the document unless I type the name I saved it as. Sometimes I don't remember how I saved it but I know the name of a person that may be contained in the document. Is there any way to make the search find the document by a word or words that are in the document? It used to say "all files or folders" or something to that effect.

    :)
     
    Joe_768, Jan 6, 2022
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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    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date.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.
     
    enso, Jan 6, 2022
    #2
  3. 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 6, 2022
    #3
  4. Stevekir Win User

    Search for documents

    document search

    PDF is listed in the list you show in your post, but not iPDF. However, I seem to be getting better searches, as mentioned in my reply at #7. What is iPDF please? Where can I get it and where do I put it?
     
    Stevekir, Jan 6, 2022
    #4
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