Windows 10: Windows 10 File Explorer no longer shows Search ribbon during search

Discus and support Windows 10 File Explorer no longer shows Search ribbon during search in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I do not understand how or why it happened, but when I click in the File Explorer's search box, Search Tools and Manage Drive Tools ribbons no longer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JHinOC, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. JHinOC Win User

    Windows 10 File Explorer no longer shows Search ribbon during search


    I do not understand how or why it happened, but when I click in the File Explorer's search box, Search Tools and Manage Drive Tools ribbons no longer appear to give me options to filter by date, kind, size..etc.


    Is this change intended and permanent or can I get it back? Please advise.


    Thanks, John

    :)
     
    JHinOC, Nov 19, 2019
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  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 19, 2019
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  3. File Explorer Search Not Working


    I am trying to search in File Explorer (Windows Explorer, My Computer) and it will not find anything. I can copy text from a name in the list and paste it in the search box and it still finds nothing. I have looked at the suggestions that have been posted and nothing I find that is relative to this works. Anyone have any suggestions? I am running Win 10 Pro on an I3 coustom desktop computer.
     
    Maestro2711, Nov 19, 2019
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Windows 10 File Explorer no longer shows Search ribbon during search

    File folder search function no longer works

    I suggest you remove your cloud drive from the equation until it's clear indexing is working on your internal drive. Were you trying to use Windows search indexing to find things only in cloud storage? Items indexed should be as per your Indexing Options. I've certainly never tried using it to index something in cloud storage. Unless that appears as a drive letter you wont be able to specify it in Indexed locations.

    Note this discussion about indexing Onedrive as an example:
    OneDrive indexing for WIndows Search – Feature Suggestions for Microsoft OneDrive
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-88984b798fce

    But here Dropbox is reported as being indexed:
    OneDrive Personal does not show up in Indexing Options after moving to C:/OneDrive in Windows 10 - Super User

    Does that mean searching indexed locations on your internal drive works?

    Otherwise:
    Please check search indexing is working as per post #4.
    Then try open explorer at an indexed folder and try searching for a file on your disk.
     
    dalchina, Nov 19, 2019
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