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What does the Metro 8.1 "Everywhere" search cover?

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    Windows 8 CP x64

    What does the Metro 8.1 "Everywhere" search cover?


    HI there folks. I'm wondering what the search covers when I go to the metro start menu and start typing for a file. It never seems to find my files. A few weeks ago I changed my index options to include the entire C: drive so it should know about everything by now. I assumed that the search was based on what was indexed. Help appreciated.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello fuzzyreets,

    Search in Windows 8

    Everywhere = Searches for what you type from everywhere (all below) on your PC and online with Bing (if turned on). Bing may also give you ads in your search results.

    Settings = Searches for what you type from Windows settings, and not online.

    Files = Searches for what you type from files on your Windows 8 PC when the locations and file types have been included in your indexing options. Does not search online.

    Web images = Searches for what you type from images online with Bing (if turned on). Bing may also give you ads in your search results.

    Web videos = Searches for what you type from videos online with Bing (if turned on). Bing may also give you ads in your search results.


    If you are not seeing search results for items that are included your index, then rebuilding the index should help by forcing it to update.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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What does the Metro 8.1 "Everywhere" search cover?
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