Windows 10: Windows 10 Search Function Can't Find Folders and Apps

Discus and support Windows 10 Search Function Can't Find Folders and Apps in Cortana to solve the problem; My problem is pretty simple, I have steam and some games from it downloaded onto my laptop, but the windows 10 search function is unable to find the... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by JackWypiszynski, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Search Function Can't Find Folders and Apps


    My problem is pretty simple, I have steam and some games from it downloaded onto my laptop, but the windows 10 search function is unable to find the Steam App anymore, and it never has been able to find the .exe nor the game folders I have downloaded.


    Any idea how to fix this?

    :)
     
    JackWypiszynski, Jun 29, 2020
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  2. enso Win User

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
  3. dalchina Win User
    Can't find empty folders using Windows Explorer search function

    Hi, this apparently used to...
    How do I find all the empty folders and delete them. - Microsoft Community

    but not 'now' (I'm on build 1709)

    Other size specifications (non-zero) appear to work.

    There are 3rd party tools:
    7 Tools To Find And Delete Empty Folders in Windows • Raymond.CC

    Tools like Ultrasearch, Everything, don't help here as far as I can see.

    XYPlorer can- but it uses the NTFS MFT to list folder sizes, which explorer can't.

    Windows 10 Search Function Can't Find Folders and Apps [​IMG]
     
    dalchina, Jun 29, 2020
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  4. Alpde Win User

    Windows 10 Search Function Can't Find Folders and Apps

    Unable to open any files/folders using Search function on Windows 10.

    Original title: I can't open any folder / file from search in windows 10

    If I search for some file / folder they are appearing in the search list but most of the time I can't open them from the list which makes the search functionality pretty useless. How to fix this?
     
    Alpde, Jun 29, 2020
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