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Changing Search Options

When you perform a search for files or folders, File Explorer uses the search options to help customize the search results. You can specify whether you want to search for file names and content or just for file names and whether to include subfolders or find partial matches. For non-indexed searches, you can set options to include system directories or compressed files (ZIP, CAB...), or always search file names and contents. The search options are available in the Folder Options dialog box under the Search tab.

Change Search Options

  • yellow-1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer button on the taskbar.
  • yellow-2.jpg Click or tap the Options button on the View tab, and then click or tap Folder and search options.
  • yellow-3.jpg Click or tap the Search tab.
  • yellow-4.jpg Select or clear the check boxes under How to search:
    • Find partial matches.
    • Don’t use the index when searching in file folders for system files (searches might take longer).
  • yellow-5.jpg Select or clear the check boxes under When searching non-indexed locations:
    • Include system directories.
    • Include compressed files (ZIP, CAB, ...)
    • Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes)
  • yellow-6.jpg Click or tap OK.
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