moderated Re: File find in windows 10 with jaws 2018, looking for content not the names of files


Sharon
 

This is strange. Because when I start from the search box when in the start menu, I only get web results in windows 10. But when I go to my documents and do a control-f from there, I can find the files I want to find in my folders; not sure subfolders are included or not.

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Hunt
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 2:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: File find in windows 10 with jaws 2018, looking for content not the names of files

 

Thanks David. I didn’t ask the question but this worked perfectly for me.

Paul

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Bailes
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 3:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: File find in windows 10 with jaws 2018, looking for content not the names of files

 

Hi John,
assuming that the files are somewhere in your personal folder, you can do this from the search box in the start menu. Normally when you search for files using the start menu, it only searches the names of files. However, if you filter the search results for documents, then the contents are searched as well. To do this:
1. In the search box, type in a word or phrase as normal.
2. Tab twice to move to the filters list, which is laid out as a row of items.
3. Press right arrow to move to find results in documents, and press enter. The focus returns to the search box, and Jaws reads out the first item in the filtered list of results.

David.

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 03:40 am, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. wrote:

How can I find files in windows 10 by their content and not just their names.  

Thank you.

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