Windows 10: Searching for contents of file NAME not the contents of files?????

Discus and support Searching for contents of file NAME not the contents of files????? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have maybe 500 files in a folder, one file for each model of our products. The thing about the model names is that the number of the model is at the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/daxia3, Nov 11, 2019.

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    Searching for contents of file NAME not the contents of files?????


    I have maybe 500 files in a folder, one file for each model of our products. The thing about the model names is that the number of the model is at the end of the file name, like C19QZHW203 and the name of the next model number might be C19WRZT204, in other words, I cant sort the list after file name to find the file of a specific model quickly. So what do I do? I use the file search function of course in the upper right corner of the explorer window ! I enter the model number 203 and expect to find the file C19QZHW203 since 203 is in it, right? WRONG! Instead I find 40 files with the number 203 inside the contents of those files, but not the file with 203 in the filename /facepalm. How do I make the file search function work intelligently and not microsoft-y???

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    /u/daxia3, Nov 11, 2019
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  2. Search Content of MHT files

    Hi David,

    Most probably, this is a problem with the search and indexing of your Windows 10 computer. For us to provide the best resolution possible, we would like to clarify the following:

    • Are you trying to search the content of MHT files using Cortana?
    • Have you tried searching it using the File Explorer?
    • Are you using a third-party app to search for the content of MHT files?

    As an initial troubleshooting step, we suggest that you run the troubleshooter for search and indexing. To run the Search and Indexing troubleshooter, follow these steps:

    • Click the Start button and select the Settings
      icon.
    • Choose Update & Security from the list.
    • Click Troubleshoot in the left pane of the window.
    • Under Find and fix other problems.
    • Select Search and Indexing and click Run the troubleshooter.

    We'll keep an eye out for your response.
     
    Gerard Qui, Nov 11, 2019
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  3. GurjeetM Win User
    File Explorer Name and Content Search

    I am trying to search within the contents of specifically named excel files. For instance, I want to search for the excel files with 'CANADIAN' in the name and then for the files with name 'CANADIAN' which have the content of 'TILES'. Normally I would
    just search 'CANADIAN TILES' and the results would show me files that include both in either the name or the contents. However my windows recently updated and now I can only search either the name or the contents at one time but not both. I search for the
    content specifically and the names specifically but not at the same time.
     
    GurjeetM, Nov 11, 2019
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  4. Searching for contents of file NAME not the contents of files?????

    Search contents of files with dynamic extensions


    Hello,

    Let me preface this by saying that I do not have administrator rights to the machine I'm asking about. I will need to get IT Support to actually fix this for me, but they sort of looked at me with their eyes glazed over when I tried to explain it to them. So, I figured I'd see if anyone here can give me some step-by-step instructions that I can provide to the folks with the password so that we can get this working.

    We have systems that pass information back and forth via xml. Periodically, I have to find a certain file, and the information that I have is never part of the file name. The folders in question have "Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" checked, and the files within the folders have "Allow this file to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" checked. The folders are on a network share, and System has Full Control.

    When I search for something that I know is in the contents of a file, nothing is found. I believe this has to do with the way windows searches various file types. I know that this is configurable in the Indexing Options (which I don't have access to), but here is the part I don't know how to handle.

    When the systems exchange the xml files, they append a number to it. Unfortunately, it's appended to the file extension. Here's an example of what the files look like in one of the folders:



    Searching for contents of file NAME not the contents of files????? [​IMG]


    (hopefully that image is bigger in the post than it is in the compose window. can't figure out how to resize it.)

    The file extensions are things like:

    XML_4501316
    XML_4504951
    XML_4624566

    It would be impossible to add every file extension to the Indexing Options list. So, my question is, does anyone know a way that Windows 10 can be configured so that I can search the contents of these files? And can it be done in one fell swoop by the IT Support group such that it works after that? (i.e. a solution that requires me to change a setting before I search every time won't work.)

    If it matters; Win10Pro, 64 bit (I think they're all 64, but just in case).

    Thanks to anyone who has a suggestion. I would love a solution that doesn't require me to open hundreds of files to ctrl + f in them.

    Mike
     
    mikelee101, Nov 11, 2019
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