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  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Pro

    Search from Start Screen


    I am searching for a document from the Start Screen, then I click files to see the list of docs. When I click on a doc to open it, it goes into desktop mode to view the Word doc. After viewing the file, how do I get back to the list of search results? It seems like I have to recreate the search everytime after viewing a file. Thanks

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    You have to recreate the search everytime after viewing a file. If you don't want to, search from a desktop explorer window.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Hello Vincenzo,

    You might want to start your search from within explorer. That way, the results will remain in the background. My example shows a search of the Library Folders for *.jpg images:

    Search in Windows 8


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    Last edited by Brink; 18 Jul 2013 at 14:18. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If I wanna find something, I go to my networked XP machine and search the mapped Windows 8 drive with THAT.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    OK back to Explorer it is. Searching all Libraries is a good idea I had not thought of. Thanks
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Glad you got it working and thank you for the acknowledgement too!
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  7. #7


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It took a while but I got my Windows 8 Explorer to to finally respond to searches a little better, you have to add the whole C drive to the indexer. Otherwise, the Search only returns results from certain areas.
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