search my files with "type here to search"

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using the bottom left search box I am unable to find any of my documents because results are what others (not me) have searched for on bing

I am forced to open folders.

Search box is unusable.

I did see options where I can search "my documents" for my files.
But what if my files are in downloads folder.
I want to search only my pc.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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In order not to Over Index (slows things down), make sure you have Users as part of your Index Locations (Control Panel, Index Options). If you change this, rebuild your index.

Now when you click on search, narrow to Documents (not Apps or Web).

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but documents is
"my documents" folder
I may be looking for pictures
or videos in my videos folder
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Try without narrowing to Documents .

Also try the search from Windows Explorer top right located to Users or whatever folder in users
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If you upgrade to 1803 (you should) then there are three  yabs" above the search results to on look at apps, local documents, or web results. That center tab will do what you want.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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That is what I was pointing to above, but if it does not work for the author, then I use Explorer as that works as well.

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search from Windows Explorer top right
this is what I currently do because the search box searches bing

If you upgrade to 1803 (you should) then there are three  yabs" above the search results to on look at apps, local documents, or web results
where


also c: has documents, pictures, downloads, entire windows operating system
d: storage

Using file explorer I need to remember to search for all locations
takes a long time because I need to click on every area
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Windows Explorer is not Bing. Search as Shown

Windows-10-Explorer-Search

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yes I am forced to use windows explorer.
Bing is bottom left taskbar search box

microsoft is forcing me to use bing when I just want to search my files
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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If you use the top right Search. Bing will not enter into it

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so the
"type here to search"
is now dedicated to bing?
and there is no way to change.
Is it called a "bing search"?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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In Windows Explorer, the top right search bar is NOT Bing. It does not take you to Bing. It is just Windows searching the folder you have navigated to in Windows Explorer

As per my screen shot above.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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If you use the Windows Search, you must select what you want (Web, Photos, Documents).  Web will use Bing, Documents will use Windows Explorer Search. You can get whatever you want this way. Please see below. Your view may be different (with the same things) in earlier versions of Windows 10.

Windows-10-Generic-Search
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Have you been able to search (a) Explorer and (b) Windows as you wish?

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I think documents is only the documents folder. Unless I click many times and end up using windows explorer for "this pc" searching all my drives
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Open Windows Explorer (one click)
Navigate to Documents (one or two clicks)
Type in the Search Bar.

It is really easy to do and to target what you want.

Windows 10 Search defaults to just Documents but will switch you to Windows Explorer (they call it File Explorer)

Quite Easy

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i see file explorer

thanks

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