moderated Re: Setting search parameters in windows 10

mike mcglashon

So Mr. Brian:


May I ask this?


Using your example from the previous email,

If I wanted to search for the word “brian” in a folder with some files in it,

Would I type:

“content: ‘brian’”?

(of course without the quotes and apostrophes);


And, if I only wanted to see all the txt files in a folder,

Do I type:

“files: ‘*.txt’”?

(again of course without the quotes and apostrophes)?


Please advise as you like.


Mike M.


Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331


From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: Setting search parameters in windows 10


To be perfectly honest, I'd give up on setting the defaults, and use the search operators Windows Search gives you to limit your searches.

If you wish to limit to files on your machine, you can prefix the search with either files: or docs: 
You must have the colon and there must be a space after that, but then start entering your search terms and the results will be limited to files/documents.  For folders, if you want to limit the search to folders alone, type folders: in front of the query.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer

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