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  • Question

  • Is there a way to set the default file search behavior to ONLY search for file and folder names?
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:30 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jo Bime,

    By default in Windows Search, in indexed locations, it will search file names and contents. However, in non-indexed locations, it search file names only.

    Therefore, I think the easiest method is not indexing any locations in your computer, then Windows can only search file names.

    Click Start, input Indexing Options, press ENTER, click Modify, then uncheck each location.

    Regards,

    Miya

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    • Marked as answer by Jo Bime Tuesday, July 26, 2011 2:10 PM
    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 3:22 AM

All replies

  • Enter   Filename:what you are searching for
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:31 PM
  • Hi Jo Bime,

    By default in Windows Search, in indexed locations, it will search file names and contents. However, in non-indexed locations, it search file names only.

    Therefore, I think the easiest method is not indexing any locations in your computer, then Windows can only search file names.

    Click Start, input Indexing Options, press ENTER, click Modify, then uncheck each location.

    Regards,

    Miya

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. | Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Jo Bime Tuesday, July 26, 2011 2:10 PM
    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 3:22 AM
  • How's going?

    Please feel free to give us any update.

    Regards,

    Miya

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    Monday, July 25, 2011 6:36 AM
  • yes, this works but does not answer the question.
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 1:48 PM
  • this appears to be working.  thank you Miya

    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 2:09 PM
  • You're welcome. Glad it helps.

    Regards,

    Miya

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    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 1:29 AM