moderated 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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From:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[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).

From:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<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








Mario
 

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.

-------- Original Message --------
From:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[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).

From:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<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


JM Casey
 

Hey, no problem! What longer commands are those?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Al Sorrentino via groups.io
Sent: February 25, 2021 01:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Need Easiest Way To Do File Search On Windows 10 PC

 

Hi J M,

 

Thank you for this wonderful and quick tip.  It works GREAT!!!  I was using longer commands to accomplish the same function.

 

Many thanks,

 

Al Sorrentino

 

 

 

From: 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
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).

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: February 25, 2021 12:18 PM
To: 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


Al Sorrentino
 

Hi J M,

 

Thank you for this wonderful and quick tip.  It works GREAT!!!  I was using longer commands to accomplish the same function.

 

Many thanks,

 

Al Sorrentino

 

 

 

From: 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
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).

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: February 25, 2021 12:18 PM
To: 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


JM Casey
 

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).

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: February 25, 2021 12:18 PM
To: 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


Tom Behler
 

Thanks, Brian.

 

This helps considerably.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:18 PM
To: 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


 

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


Bill White
 

Hi, Tom. The best way to do a Windows file search is to install Everything from VoidTools. The below link is for the 64-bit versionl.

 

https://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.4.1.1005.x64-Setup.exe

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Need Easiest Way To Do File Search On Windows 10 PC

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I know this sounds elementary, but what is the easiest way to do a file search on a Windows 10 PC?

 

I can locate the drive where I think a file is, but can’t seem to get consistent results when I use either control F or control E and then type in the name of the file I’m looking for.

 

I’m obviously missing something here, so if someone can help re-set my aging brain, I’d appreciate that.

 

Thanks as always!

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

 


Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

I know this sounds elementary, but what is the easiest way to do a file search on a Windows 10 PC?

 

I can locate the drive where I think a file is, but can’t seem to get consistent results when I use either control F or control E and then type in the name of the file I’m looking for.

 

I’m obviously missing something here, so if someone can help re-set my aging brain, I’d appreciate that.

 

Thanks as always!

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan