Windows 10: searching for files and folders

Discus and support searching for files and folders in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I seem to remember that in Windows 8 and 8.1, if I searched for a file but didn't remember the exact name of the file, I could type part of the name... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Mr Mag00, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Mr Mag00 Win User

    searching for files and folders


    I seem to remember that in Windows 8 and 8.1, if I searched for a file but didn't remember the exact name of the file, I could type part of the name and the file would be found. But in Windows 10, if I don't type the whole name, and spell it correctly, it just doesn't find the file! Is there any way to change that?

    :)
     
    Mr Mag00, Aug 16, 2016
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  2. Jamey Epp Win User

    Searching in Linked Folders-File Explorer

    I currently have hundreds of sub folders that have a lot of Pdf's in them. Each pdf hase a unique file name. In the past I have always went to the search and found anything I needed. We are rebuilding the way we file things at our company and now these
    sub folders will be put into a lot of job specific folders. I don't know how I'm going to quickly search for these names anymore. Is there a way to link all theses subfolders in one main folder and be able to search in all them at once??
     
    Jamey Epp, Aug 16, 2016
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  3. Searching in Linked Folders-File Explorer

    If the folders are scattered all over, then you may create a "saved search" file which searches only the folder locations you define. The example provided here can help.

    Searching with Windows Explorer in Windows 10 for folders across - Microsoft Community :

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_cortana/searching-with-windows-explorer-in-windows-10-for/b29fff09-afd4-4a7d-bc06-860b22607066


    And here is Microsoft's documentation on Saved Search File Format (Windows) : Saved Search File Format (Windows)

    You can add as many additional search parameters or queries (AQS) in the saved search file, as desired.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Aug 16, 2016
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  4. AndreTen Win User

    searching for files and folders

    Try using "*" at the beginning of the search term.
     
    AndreTen, Aug 16, 2016
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