Windows 10: Search suddenly stopped finding folders

Discus and support Search suddenly stopped finding folders in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; The Search facility in File Explorer has suddenly stopped displaying folders, ie if I search for 'adobe' it will find any files including that term,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tallonius, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. tallonius Win User

    Search suddenly stopped finding folders


    The Search facility in File Explorer has suddenly stopped displaying folders, ie if I search for 'adobe' it will find any files including that term, but not show the many folders that exist that contain it.

    This is a recent development, and as far as I know I've not changed anything relating to Search.

    Anyone know how to fix this?

    :)
     
    tallonius, Mar 12, 2019
    #1
  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    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date.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. Hitesh12 Win User
    Cannot search in a specific folder [Windows 10]

    THANKS A LOT !!

    This worked like a charm. Now search is working perfectly

    Thanks a lot Ruth, really appreciate your help
     
    Hitesh12, Mar 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Search suddenly stopped finding folders

    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, Mar 12, 2019
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