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How change default search scope of Win 8.1 search charm?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    How change default search scope of Win 8.1 search charm?

    I like to be able to search for a file quickly and efficiently, preferrably without involving third-party apps.

    So when I press the Win key, I like that I can type into the search box directly, but it's annoying that the search scope is pre-set to "everywhere", as for some reason that's beyond me, I get file search results only on the first 2 lines. To get a longer file list, I have to manually change the scope to "files".

    Is there a way to set the search scope by default to "files"?


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

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How change default search scope of Win 8.1 search charm?
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