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Searching for phrases but finding single words instead

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    Searching for phrases but finding single words instead


    I have a folder that contains a bunch of files that contain craft shows. If I want to search for a file that contains a specific show I'll open the folder then in the search field in the top right corner I'll type in "Christmas Carousel Craft Show". The problem is that every single file containing the word "christmas" or the word "carousel" or the word "craft" or the word "show" pops up! I just want to find the file with the phrase "Christmas Carousel Craft Show". Any suggestions?

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    Read here: Search in Windows 8

    Maybe uncheck find partial matches?

    Edit: Or try a better search tool: Agent Ransack - Free File Searching Utility
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    Where is that? I can't find it anywher in the search menu options.
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    open explorer and go to view and then options on the far right top
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    I saw that was the solution on other sites, but I don't have that option:

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    Am I looking in the wrong place?
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    Also in Folder Options as the link I gave you shows:

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    opps ,your right its not in mine either ,sorry
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    Why does my Folder Options box have everything yours does except for "Find partial matches"? What the heck?
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    What version of Windows 8 do you have?
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