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How to search for shortcuts using Windows 8.1 Search Charm

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    How to search for shortcuts using Windows 8.1 Search Charm


    Windows 8.1 Search Charm doesn't search for shortcuts (.lnk) by default.
    Does anybody knows how to make it do so?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by gims View Post
    Windows 8.1 Search Charm doesn't search for shortcuts (.lnk) by default.
    Does anybody knows how to make it do so?
    Classic Shell search finds .lnk----

    Click image for larger version

    Can't help with Charms search.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Melbourne,FL.
    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    Install Search Everything, it's better than the default windows search. Just search Bing, Google, etc. for it.
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