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"Custom" option missing from "Search again in"

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    "Custom" option missing from "Search again in"


    Even though the tutorial on this forum says there should be a custom option, I don't seem to have it.

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    Any thoughts on how can I bring it back?

    P.S. Does anyone know what that "winrt--{***}-" folder is?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Anyone? Is it the same on your machines too, or just me?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Not just you. I get the same (well similar). Where did you see it? "Custom" is not in the screen prints in this tutorial Search in Windows 8 for example.

    I looked in registry - the xxx in "winrt--{xxx}" seems to be related to the modern apps - Finance, weather etc.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Not just you. I get the same (well similar).
    Well, that sucks. It was a pretty useful feature in windows 7.

    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Where did you see it? "Custom" is not in the screen prints in this tutorial Search in Windows 8 for example.
    Option two, No. 3, "Tip" section: "Custom to search specific locations."

    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    I looked in registry - the xxx in "winrt--{xxx}" seems to be related to the modern apps - Finance, weather etc.
    Thank you. I thought it was a remnant of a user I deleted a while ago
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