Windows 10: The recent change to the search function in explorer?

Discus and support The recent change to the search function in explorer? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So up until what I assume is one of the most recent windows updates (didnt catch it until now) i used the explorer search function quite extensively.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by klepp0906, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. klepp0906 Win User

    The recent change to the search function in explorer?


    So up until what I assume is one of the most recent windows updates (didnt catch it until now) i used the explorer search function quite extensively.

    It allowed for wrapping something in double quotes to narrow down particular words, or leading with ~= to get an exact phrase.

    That functionality seems to have been ripped out as they made the switch to a more "universal" style with the search box.

    any way to get this back outside of using some kinda indexing third party app which id prefer not to have to resort to.

    :)
     
    klepp0906, Oct 28, 2019
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  2. 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, Oct 28, 2019
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  3. WINDOWS EXPLORER SEARCH FUNCTION

    Just a follow up to my original question. None of the suggestions have helped. Explorer Search function still just searches forever with no results. Thanks, Harry
     
    HarrySwihart, Oct 28, 2019
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  4. The recent change to the search function in explorer?

    Pinned & Recent Folder Missing From Explorer in Start

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that the quick access and recently oped files option are missing. We will assist you to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if it helps to resolve the issue.


    • Open File explorer.
    • Click on View and then Options.
    • Choose Folder and search options.
    • Under General Tab and under Privacy, make sure to place a check mark on Show recently used files and recently used folder in Quick access.
    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Oct 28, 2019
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