Windows 10: Search for Missing files in File Explorer

Discus and support Search for Missing files in File Explorer in Cortana to solve the problem; I am using iTunes to locate missing files, which takes me to Explorer. All I have is the name of the files and the length in minutes to identify (and... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Ravenlyn, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Ravenlyn Win User

    Search for Missing files in File Explorer


    I am using iTunes to locate missing files, which takes me to Explorer. All I have is the name of the files and the length in minutes to identify (and the name is the same). So I'm looking for a file called Class with a length of 2:30, as opposed to a file called Class with a length of 3:30. I know it knows the length, because it shows up briefly. How can I search by that?



    ***Modified title from: I am using itunes to locate missing***

    :)
     
    Ravenlyn, Jan 17, 2019
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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, Jan 17, 2019
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  3. Missing files in File Explorer

    Hi Barbara,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We understand the inconvenience caused and will assist you.

    Sometimes after an upgrade there are possibilities that files maybe hidden. So, is suggest you to unhide the folders and search for the missing file. To unhide the files, follow the steps below:

    1. Open File Explorer.

    2. Click on View in the file ribbon.

    3. Check the option for Hidden items
    and check if you are able to search the file.



    Also, refer the link below and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/find-lost-files-after-the-update-to-windows-10

    Hope the information provided is helpful. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Jan 17, 2019
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  4. Search for Missing files in File Explorer

    File explorer

    Hi Mick,

    I am sorry to know that the File Explorer is not working on the Taskbar.

    I suggest you to right-click on it to unpin it from the task bar.

    Then search for File Explorer in Search. Then right-click on it to Pin it to Taskbar.

    If the issue persists, try the steps below.


    • Type CMD in Search. Right click on it to run as an administrator.

    • Type the following 4 commands at the Command prompt:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    sfc /scannow

    powershell

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


    • Close the CMD window.

    • Check to see if the issue is resolved. If not, restart the PC.
    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Jan 17, 2019
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