RE: How to open the search folder

Posted: 08-27-2008, 11:41 PM
The Search function searches those areas in which it had been instructed in
the Indexing Options (find in System and Maintenance via Control Panel). If
you want to look for files on a CD or DVD then right click the Drive and use
Explore.

To get to Search function, the quickest way is Windows Logo + F.
Also, don't forget about the advanced options in Search which allows you to
choose Search to look into non-indexed and hidden files.

Cheers...
--
oscar

....Right click is your very good friend...


"JimW" wrote:
> I know if I enter something into the search box while I have an indexed
> location open, the search folder automatically opens. However, this does not
> happen if I try to search something that is not indexed, e.g. a folder on a
> DVD.
>
> Frequently people say "Open the Search Folder". How can one manually open
> the search folder?
>
> Thanks,
> Jim
>

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Re: How to open the search folder
Posted: 08-29-2008, 04:55 PM
Hi JimW


With a DVD data disc, Search seems to look at the displayed folders. If you
want to find a particular file on DVD then open the folders on the DVD. (The
Search function is in the upper right hand corner.)

For external USB drive, Search (upper right hand corner) will look at drive
folders and then give you Advanced Options after the Search.

I discovered the Windows Logo + F trick in Help and Support >”keyboard
shortcuts” > click on Microsoft Keyboard Shortcuts. If you ever forget this
neat shortcut then to open Search just open the Windows Explorer folder where
you think the document resides, type in name of file and then Search Tools
will appear on Tool Bar. Also Advanced Search options will appear, allowing
you to get to indexed locations and other places on your computer. There are
probably other ways of getting into Search but those are the two that I use.


Cheers…

--
oscar

....Right click is your very good friend...


"JimW" wrote:
> Oscar,
>
> Thanks for your quick response.
>
> 1. When I right click on the DVD drive and select Explore, I get a view of
> the folders and files of Windows Explorer, but I still don't have the Search
> folder.
>
> 2. I can see that "Windows Logo + F" does bring up a search function, and
> the Advanced Search drop-down alows me to get to the controls I need to
> actually search the DVD drive. So, this answer my question.
>
> 3. But, I find no mention of Windows Logo + F when I use online help for the
> search function. All I find is a link that says "Click to open Search", but
> no instructions as to how to get there otherwise. If I use Windows help with
> the phrase "Windows logo", there is no mention of Windows Logo + F. Am I
> missing something?
>
> Jim
>
>
> "oscar" <oscar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:95E79201-1283-4585-B054-CFE2AEC69060@microsoft.com...
> > The Search function searches those areas in which it had been instructed
> > in
> > the Indexing Options (find in System and Maintenance via Control Panel).
> > If
> > you want to look for files on a CD or DVD then right click the Drive and
> > use
> > Explore.
> >
> > To get to Search function, the quickest way is Windows Logo + F.
> > Also, don't forget about the advanced options in Search which allows you
> > to
> > choose Search to look into non-indexed and hidden files.
> >
> > Cheers...
> > --
> > oscar
> >
> > ...Right click is your very good friend...
> >
> >
> > "JimW" wrote:
> >
> >> I know if I enter something into the search box while I have an indexed
> >> location open, the search folder automatically opens. However, this does
> >> not
> >> happen if I try to search something that is not indexed, e.g. a folder on
> >> a
> >> DVD.
> >>
> >> Frequently people say "Open the Search Folder". How can one manually open
> >> the search folder?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Jim
> >>
>
 
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