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May 2, 2021 10:29:25   #
Thomas Firth
 
When I right click on the windows start icon and select "search" and enter a item to search, the header on the popup menu has these items to chose from: ALL APPS Documents WEB and MORE". ALL is underlined which I interpret as searching all the categorizes. My machine with ALL selected will not search in the DOCUMENTS for some reason and the file I am searching for does not show up. If I click on Documents, it underlines DOCUMENTS and will show the file I am looking for. Is there something in the setups that will search all the categories including DOCUMENTS when ALL is selected/underlined? This use to work before and just recently started acting up like this.

Thanks in advance

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May 2, 2021 10:34:58   #
TriX Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
Thomas Firth wrote:
When I right click on the windows start icon and select "search" and enter a item to search, the header on the popup menu has these items to chose from: ALL APPS Documents WEB and MORE". ALL is underlined which I interpret as searching all the categorizes. My machine with ALL selected will not search in the DOCUMENTS for some reason and the file I am searching for does not show up. If I click on Documents, it underlines DOCUMENTS and will show the file I am looking for. Is there something in the setups that will search all the categories including DOCUMENTS when ALL is selected/underlined? This use to work before and just recently started acting up like this.

Thanks in advance
When I right click on the windows start icon and s... (show quote)


Let me suggest a different approach. Download a (free) copy of Search Everything - much more powerful and faster than Windows search engine. I find it’s probably my most used utility.

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May 2, 2021 10:37:05   #
fredfinke Loc: Denver
 
May be old school but I still use Google for searching the net but if I'm looking for something local Apple Finder works great!

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May 2, 2021 11:10:55   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
fredfinke wrote:
May be old school but I still use Google for searching the net but if I'm looking for something local Apple Finder works great!


Apple Finder, on a Widows 10 machine? LOL

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May 2, 2021 11:21:30   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
Thomas Firth wrote:
When I right click on the windows start icon and select "search" and enter a item to search, the header on the popup menu has these items to chose from: ALL APPS Documents WEB and MORE". ALL is underlined which I interpret as searching all the categorizes. My machine with ALL selected will not search in the DOCUMENTS for some reason and the file I am searching for does not show up. If I click on Documents, it underlines DOCUMENTS and will show the file I am looking for. Is there something in the setups that will search all the categories including DOCUMENTS when ALL is selected/underlined? This use to work before and just recently started acting up like this.

Thanks in advance
When I right click on the windows start icon and s... (show quote)


Skip the Widows 8 (phone-like) features in Win 10, set it up to run like Windows 7. I customized my Windows 10 to look and run like Windows 7. It makes a lot more sense that way and is easier to use for a long term Windows user. What you describe sounds like an issue, mine does not do that it will indicate resources on line, on the PC, and in my files. I only run it that way when I don't know what to do. Normally I run the program or app I need directly or go to my files in my Windows File Explorer. The Run or Start is more for then you need help.

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May 2, 2021 11:43:40   #
Dikdik Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
 
TriX wrote:
Let me suggest a different approach. Download a (free) copy of Search Everything - much more powerful and faster than Windows search engine. I find it’s probably my most used utility.


Thanks...

Dik

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May 2, 2021 11:46:25   #
Dikdik Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
 
fredfinke wrote:
May be old school but I still use Google for searching the net but if I'm looking for something local Apple Finder works great!


He's likely looking for a file on his system, not data on the internet; Google may not be able to help him. The everything link appears to be an excellent file.

Dik

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May 2, 2021 12:36:26   #
TylerDurdensReel Loc: Fresno Ca.
 
Open Documents and use the "Search Documents" bar that has the little magnifying glass on the left side.


(Download)

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May 2, 2021 17:38:36   #
Dikdik Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
 
Yes, and you can use the old DOS shortcuts, with this search. Search is not very selective and you can use it for searching for text within a document. There are just better methods like the 'Search Everything' app noted above.

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May 3, 2021 07:59:59   #
Thomas Firth
 
This is true, I'm looking for a word document that I KNOW is in my Document Folder. The search should find it with ALL selected but it does not. Only when I select DOCUMENT does the search find the file I'm looking for.

Tom

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May 3, 2021 09:11:23   #
gmar3180 Loc: Waxahachie, TX
 
TriX wrote:
Let me suggest a different approach. Download a (free) copy of Search Everything - much more powerful and faster than Windows search engine. I find it’s probably my most used utility.


Sounds interesting. Do you have an URL for the app?

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May 3, 2021 09:49:17   #
sgt hop
 
gmar3180 wrote:
Sounds interesting. Do you have an URL for the app?


https://everything.en.softonic.com

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May 3, 2021 10:24:13   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
TriX wrote:
Let me suggest a different approach. Download a (free) copy of Search Everything - much more powerful and faster than Windows search engine. I find it’s probably my most used utility.


It is terrific!!
Mark

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May 3, 2021 11:58:32   #
Advark
 
lamiaceae wrote:
Skip the Widows 8 (phone-like) features in Win 10, set it up to run like Windows 7. I customized my Windows 10 to look and run like Windows 7. It makes a lot more sense that way and is easier to use for a long term Windows user. What you describe sounds like an issue, mine does not do that it will indicate resources on line, on the PC, and in my files. I only run it that way when I don't know what to do. Normally I run the program or app I need directly or go to my files in my Windows File Explorer. The Run or Start is more for then you need help.
Skip the Widows 8 (phone-like) features in Win 10,... (show quote)


Wow! I absolutely hate WIN 10. Please point me to where I can learn to
make 10 look like 7.

Is it reversible? 7 back to 10?

Thanks very much.

Lee

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May 3, 2021 12:07:32   #
sgt hop
 
Advark wrote:
Wow! I absolutely hate WIN 10. Please point me to where I can learn to
make 10 look like 7.

Is it reversible? 7 back to 10?

Thanks very much.

Lee


i would like to know also......

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