Windows 10: Windows search not locating some file names

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  1. AliceFok Win User

    Windows search not locating some file names


    After the last update, I have problem searching certain files using windows search function. My file names are usually a name followed by a number, e.g. act1, act2 etc. Now if I search for act2, it would show act28, act27 etc. act 2 file would not show up at all. I need to click on the file logo and scroll down in order to find act2 among a whole lot of other irrelevant files. It took much longer to locate my file compare with previously. I have tried to rebuild my index but it still comes up with the same search results.

    Is there a way to set the search priority in numeric order?

    Please help.

    :)
     
    AliceFok, Nov 7, 2018
    #1

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    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about searching for the content on Windows.

    I suggest you to Run Search and Indexing Troubleshooter
    and check.

    If you're having problems locating specific files, folders, or other items on your computer, try using the Search and Indexing troubleshooter to fix the problem. It makes sure that the Windows Search service is running, and checks
    to see whether you have the correct permissions to search all the directories on your computer.

    Follow the steps given below to run Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.

    • Type Troubleshooting in the
      Search box from the desktop.
    • Select the Troubleshooting option.
    • Select View All option and select the
      Search and Indexing.
    • Click on Next to perform the
      Search and Indexing troubleshooter and follow the steps.

    Also, type the entire name of the file and check if it results the same.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 7, 2018
    #2
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    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Nov 7, 2018
    #3
  4. Windows search not locating some file names

    Windows 10 Search not finding certain file NAMES; indexing on OK, no special characters in name

    Hi Mike,

    Since you're having issues with searching files on your computer, we recommend that you rebuild the Windows Search index and check if the issue persists. You may refer to the steps below to verify indexed locations:

    • Go to Control Panel.
    • Find the section labeled Indexing Options.
    • In the Indexing Options window, make sure that Windows is indexing the location of your files.
    • Click the Modify button to see the list of all locations in your computer.
    • Find the folder that contains your files that you will indexed.
    • Check the box.
    • Click OK.

    To rebuild the Windows Search index, follow the steps below:

    • Go back to Control Panel.
    • Click on Indexing Options.
    • Click the Advanced button and make sure that you're on the Index Settings tab of the Advanced Options windows.
    • Under the Troubleshooting section, click the Rebuild button.
    • Click OK to accept the warning and start the re-indexing process.

    Do update us with the outcome and if you need further assistance.

    Regards.
     
    Stephanie Sal, Nov 7, 2018
    #4
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