Windows 10: Search Quick Access field is unusably small and can't remain at its set size.

Discus and support Search Quick Access field is unusably small and can't remain at its set size. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; When I open a folder via any method, the "Search Quick Access" field in the upper right hand corner is too small to be useful. While I can manually... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Bertram Moshier, Jan 14, 2020 at 5:17 AM.

  1. Search Quick Access field is unusably small and can't remain at its set size.


    When I open a folder via any method, the "Search Quick Access" field in the upper right hand corner is too small to be useful. While I can manually change its size, Windows 10 Pro 10 x64 1909 doesn't remember the new size on subsequent opening of folders even the same folder as manually sized.


    During a Windows 10 login period, I'll open hundreds, if not a thousand or more, folders and needing to resize this field so many times is counter productive. This change is not an improvement, but a detriment to users and Windows 10. How it made it out of test, I have no idea!!!


    Thank you.

    :)
     
    Bertram Moshier, Jan 14, 2020 at 5:17 AM
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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    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date.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. enso Win User
    Quick access (File Explorer) fails to search Pictures folder

    • Quick access contains the folders: Documents, Music, Pictures, Video
    • On the right side of the window, there is a Quick access search field. Entering a search will find matching files in 3 folders but not matching files in the Pictures folder.
    • If I navigate directly to the Pictures folder then the search will work.
    • I’d like to fix where ever the problem is – with Quick access or the Pictures folder – and have QA searches work on all 4 folders.
    I’ve tried re-indexing / rebuilding the index and several other things, but the problem still remains. Crossing my fingers that someone here will post the much-hoped for solution!
     
  4. Search Quick Access field is unusably small and can't remain at its set size.

    Quick Access bar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We would be glad to help you with the issue you are facing today. I understand the difficulty.

    Remove items from Quick access.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps.

    • Right click on the file or folder.
    • Select the option “unpin from the quick access”


    To pin items to an item already on the quick access bar.

    Follow the below steps.

    I would suggest you to create folder in the desktop screen & place all the files or folder which need to pin to the quick access.

    • Open the quick access.
    • Select the Desktop option.
    • Right click on the folder & select the option “pin to quick access”


    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.



    Thank you.
     
    Mohammed AliAli, Jan 14, 2020 at 5:18 AM
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