moderated Re: Need Easiest Way To Do File Search On Windows 10 PC


Mike B
 


Another search keystroke that doesn't get mentioned much is, Windows key + Q.  I use this keystroke to take me to the search field from wherever I'm at in the computer OS.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Mario
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 6:53 AM
Subject: Re: Need Easiest Way To Do File Search On Windows 10 PC

my 2 cents, I often do the same, but instead of pressing f3, I press
control+e, which probably does the same thing as f3, type what I'm
looking for and press enter. this also works great if I'm looking for a
file based on it's contents.

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[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>] On Behalf Of
JM Casey
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Need Easiest Way To Do File Search On Windows 10 PC

Hey guys.

My usual method, rather than searching from the “start search” box, is
to go into the drive or folder I know the file is located, hit f3 (which
really just moves my cursor two tab positions back from the list view)
and type in the search term. It works flawlessly, most of the time, and
is really fast at least on my internal drives (both HDD and SSD).

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<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: February 25, 2021 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Need Easiest Way To Do File Search On Windows 10 PC

Personally, if you do a lot of searching by file name I'd strongly
suggest at some point that you download and install Search Everything
from voidtools.com.

But, it's a simple matter to use Windows search as well. For instance,
if you know you want to search only your C: drive and are looking for
something that starts with the name "Tom" and has a plain text (txt)
file extension, after hitting the Windows Key, or hopping into the
search box, enter:

C: Tom.txt

The drive letter designation is only necessary if you have multiple
indexed drives and want to limit the search to one of them. Otherwise,
all indexed drives will be searched.
--

Brian -Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the
shore for a very long time.

  ~ André Gide







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