Windows 10: Search in File Explorer

Discus and support Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; In a folder, I can start typing the name of a known file. As I type, it will show up in the results until I get about six characters into the file... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/mrmushroom08, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Search in File Explorer


    In a folder, I can start typing the name of a known file. As I type, it will show up in the results until I get about six characters into the file name. After that, it disappears. Is this normal and is there a reason or fix for it?

    Thanks.

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    /u/mrmushroom08, Nov 19, 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, Nov 19, 2019
    #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, Nov 19, 2019
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  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Search in File Explorer

    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, Nov 19, 2019
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