Windows 10: Why can't I find files on my PC with Windows Explorer

Discus and support Why can't I find files on my PC with Windows Explorer in Cortana to solve the problem; I spend hours searching through folders for files, images etc that I know exist on the system, but the search facility in Windows 10 doesn't find them.... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by RoderickRoy, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Why can't I find files on my PC with Windows Explorer


    I spend hours searching through folders for files, images etc that I know exist on the system, but the search facility in Windows 10 doesn't find them. It sometimes will not find files that I've just saved - I can locate them, but explorer can't.


    In explorer I click on the folder where I know the file is located, put the name of the document or image that I'm looking for in the search box on the right hand side and click search. Occasionally it will come up with the file I want but usually does not.


    What am I doing wrong?

    :)
     
    RoderickRoy, Nov 4, 2019
    #1
  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Nov 4, 2019
    #2
  3. Frick Win User
    Windows Explorer Replacement?

    I don't use Internet Explorer, I meant the thing where you can look at files etc. Hotkey Windows+E. Maybe it's the wrong name in english though. *Stick Out Tongue Why can't I find files on my PC with Windows Explorer :p
     
    Frick, Nov 4, 2019
    #3
  4. geno368 Win User

    Why can't I find files on my PC with Windows Explorer

    Some files listed in Windows Explorer are blue font

    I seem to have run out of room on a Windows XP Pro system. I tried to defrag but don't have but 7% room available. I looked in Windows Explorer to try to find some huge files that might be corrupt and I see a few that are listed in blue. What does that mean? I have not compressed anything on purpose. Thanks
     
    geno368, Nov 4, 2019
    #4
Thema:

Why can't I find files on my PC with Windows Explorer

Loading...
  1. Why can't I find files on my PC with Windows Explorer - Similar Threads - Why can't find

  2. WHY CAN'T I ACCESS MY FILES IN wINDOWS 10

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    WHY CAN'T I ACCESS MY FILES IN wINDOWS 10: Why can't I access my original files in Windows 10 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/why-cant-i-access-my-files-in-windows-10/e9d5c83a-98df-4dd2-8695-c4ce3a3548b7"
  3. my pc can't find my headphones

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    my pc can't find my headphones: I use my headphones every day and today windows does not recognize them, I try on another pc and they work perfect I don't know what can happen with my system helps...
  4. Why can't I open the file explorer?

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Why can't I open the file explorer?: I cannot open the file explorer. Whenever I click it, the screen just blinks then goes back to the same screen. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/why-cant-i-open-the-file-explorer/ba99c094-eb8a-4ac4-a22d-cde159e6d768"
  5. Why does File Explorer not find all files?

    in Cortana
    Why does File Explorer not find all files?: Have a lot of PDF Books and some things were being added to other folders and stuff getting mixed from time to time. I took every file out of its folder and into one big area in File Explorer. When all done, I go to the search button, then I go up to the search ribbon and...
  6. i can't find cellular on my pc

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    i can't find cellular on my pc: my pc is hp elitebook folio 9480m, I have a sim slot but I could not find cellular on network and internet setting, I have also downloaded anew mobile boardband driver, I can't still find the cellular, please help me...
  7. Why i can't see thumbnails preview in file explorer ?

    in Windows 10 Support
    Why i can't see thumbnails preview in file explorer ?: I have window 10 home. I'm in the directory on my hard disk c:\ I can see maybe 2-3 thumbnails preview the rest are icons and i have like 400 items most of them thumbnails/images of some types: png jpg bmp. My hard disk c: have 93.6 GB free out of 139 GB And i tried...
  8. Searching, but why can't I find them?

    in Windows 10 Support
    Searching, but why can't I find them?: I have folders that contain daily files of data from my router. I have been trying to files named ConnectionStats that are followed by a date, so the full nam would be for example: ConnectionStats-yyyy-mm-dd-hh.mm.ss. Searches on ConnectionStats-yyyy succeed if the yyyy is...
  9. Why Can't Windows Search Find My File - Why Was Topic Moved?

    in Windows 10 Support
    Why Can't Windows Search Find My File - Why Was Topic Moved?: I created a thread in General Support called Update Removed Windows 7 Games about a Windows Update that removed my Windows 7 games. The update also caused other problems which I specified in the thread, but that topic has now been moved to the Gaming sub-forum. I think the W7...
  10. Help!!! why can't i find Hosts file in system 32

    in Windows 10 Support
    Help!!! why can't i find Hosts file in system 32: My hosts files disappeared in my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. Can some one help me to solve this? 19670