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Search in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you different ways to search in apps, everywhere, files, settings, web images, and web videos in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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How to Search for Apps, Settings, and Files in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
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This tutorial will show you different ways to search in apps, everywhere, files, settings, web images, and web videos in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
How to Search for Apps, Settings, and Files in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

information   Information
This tutorial will show you different ways to search in apps, everywhere, files, settings, web images, and web videos in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Note   Note
In Windows 8.1, the Search charm will now provide global search results powered by Bing in a rich, simple-to-read, aggregated view of many content sources (the web, apps, files, SkyDrive, actions you can take) to provide the best “answer” for your query.

The Windows 8.1 Update to be released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, adds a Search button on the Start screen.

For additional details and information about Search in Windows 8 and 8.1, see:

Search keyboard shortcuts:

Shortcut

Description

Win + type

Apps search

Win + W

Settings search

Win + F

File search


Tip   Tip
Searches for Files will only show search results from what locations and file types you have included in your indexing options. You may need to rebuild the index to force it to update if it hasn't already done so.

Be sure to have the Windows Search service set to be enabled, running (started), and Automatic (Delayed Start).


To have more accurate search results, you might consider setting your search settings to be like this below.

Open Folder Options, click/tap on the Search tab, check all options, and click/tap on OK.

Folder_Options.jpg





OPTION ONE
How to Search using the "Search" Charm in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

1. Do either step 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 below for how you would like to open Search.​
2. While on your Start screen, just start typing the name of what you want to search for, and go to step 7 below.​
NOTE: In Windows 8, you would do this while in "Start" view on the Start screen.
3. While on your Start screen in Windows 8.1 Update, click/tap on the Search button at the top right corner, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8.1_Update_Start_Screen_Search_Button.jpg
4. Press the Windows :winkey: + Q keys, and go to step 7 below.​
5. Open the Charms bar, click/tap on the Search charm, and go to step 7 below.​
6. Open the Power User Tasks Menu (Windows+X), click/tap on Search, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshots below)​
Power_users.jpg Windows_8.1_Win+X.jpg
7. Do step 8 or 9 below depending on if you have Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 installed.​
8. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT
A) As you start to type what you want to search for in the search box, you will see your recent search history display below it to make searching for these again easier by just selecting it. (see screenshot below)​
search-history.jpg
B) As you type what you want to search for in the search box, you will see how may items to the right in apps, settings, and files that match your search. You can click/tap on Apps, Settings, or Files to view the specific search results in each one of them. If you do a generic search in Files, say for files that start with "T", then you will notice that the search results are also available in types (ex: All, Documents, Pictures, Other, etc...) to help narrow down your search. You can also switch to search within other apps (listed in right pane under apps, settings, or files) that work with Search. (see screenshots below)​

Tip   Tip

  • Searches for Files will only show search results from what locations and file types you have included in your indexing options.
  • When searching for Files, you can hover over a file in the search results to see it's details pop-up.
  • If you're in an app that works with Search, you'll see the search results for items that are in that app.
  • You can go to a location in File Explorer by entering a path in the search box and tapping or clicking Apps. For example, if you enter C:\, a list of the folders on your C drive appears below the search box. Press the Down Arrow key to select a folder, and then keep typing until you get to the path you want. You can do the same with network folders by entering the path as \\server\share. You can also run an .exe file by entering its file name in the search box.
  • If search suggestions appear below the search box as you type, you can use them to search more quickly. When you search for files, Search looks only in common file locations, such as libraries. The suggestions and results you get depend on where you store your files and folders, so it's best to save your files in libraries.
  • If you want to see more details for a search result, you can tap and hold or hover over the result to see info like path, date modified, and file type.
  • To see all the apps you have on your PC, tap or click/tap Apps without entering a search term.

Apps.jpg Settings.jpg Files.jpg Generic-Files.jpg app.jpg
9. If you have Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows 8.1 Update
A) In the Search charm, click/tap on the menu arrow, and click/tap on where you want to search in. (see screenshots below)​


Note   Note
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.

Search.jpg
B) As you type what you want to search for, you'll see a list of search suggestions from your search history display underneath as a quick search. When finished typing, either press Enter or click/tap on the search Search_button.jpg button to start searching. (see screenshot below)​
Searching-1.jpg
C) Here are some example search results you may see depending on where you search (step 9A), and if you have search with Bing turned on or not. (see screenshots below)​
Tip   Tip

  • Clicking/tapping on an item in the search results will open it.
  • Hovering the pointer on an item in the search results will show you a pop-up with more details about it.
  • You can right click or press and hold on a single item in search results for more options like Open file location and Copy. This does not apply to "Settings" search results.
  • On the top left bar in search results, you can click/tap on the back arrow Back_Arrow_button.jpg button to view the previous search.
  • On the top left bar in search results, you can click/tap on the search Search_button-2.jpg button to go back to the Search charm to perform another search.

Everywhere_Bing_search_results.jpg
Everywhere_Search_results-1.png
Settings_search_results.jpg
Files_search_results.jpg




OPTION TWO
How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1


NOTE: Searching in Windows Explorer allows you to use more advanced search options in Windows 8. Search in Windows Explorer looks in all folders and subfolders within the library or folder you're searching.
1. Open File Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys and release, then navigate to the folder or drive you want to search in and open it.​
2. Click/tap in the search box in the top right corner in Windows Explorer to have the Search Tools appear. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You will also see your recent search history display below the search box to make searching for these again easier by just selecting it.​
explorer-1.jpg
3. You can use the Search Tools to modify and fine tune your search results before and after typing what you want to search for in the search box. (see screenshots below)​

Note   Note

  • Searching for all items with a particular file extension. To search for all files with a particular file extension, such as .txt, you can enter it like this: *.txt.
  • Searching file names and contents. For common locations, such as libraries, Search looks for text in file names, contents, and properties (such as tags). If you're searching in such a location, you can use special keywords if you want to search only file names and not file contents. For example, if your search term is "letter," enter it like this: System.FileName:~="letter". Note that Search looks only for items whose name begins with the characters you enter. For example, if you enter 2012 and have two files, one named Budget2012 and the other named Budget 2012, Search will find only the latter.
  • Searching for a file based on its properties. To search for a file based on the date it was last modified, what kind of file it is (such as "Picture"), or other properties, tap or click the Search Tools tab and use the options in the Refine group.
Tip   Tip
As you enter your search terms, your results will start to appear with your search terms highlighted. If you can't find what you're looking for in a specific library or folder, you can expand the search to include different locations in Search Tools.

When the search results appear, under Search again in you can choose:
NOTE: The actual options available will vary per system.
  • Libraries to search across all your libraries.
  • Computer to search across your entire PC. This is the way to search for files that aren't in common locations. However, the search will be slower.
  • Custom to search specific locations.
  • Homegroup to search shared files across your Homegroup.
  • Internet to search online, using your default web browser and your default search provider.
  • File Contents (if it's available for the location you're searching) to search within files for your search term.

Explorer-2.jpg explorer-3.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


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Thank you Wolfgang. It'll be interesting to see how it develops. :)
 

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#4
Now people will complain that there are too many options (although those always existed) - you'll see.
 

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You guys and gals are simply AMAZING! That is so cool! :cool:

Greg
 

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Great tutorial Shawn, this will help many finding their way.
 

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Great summation--but you gloss over the one big issue: Metro search only shows indexed locations????

So, if you want to access a non-indexed file in Metro--how? How do you get a non-indexed APP in the start menu, for instance?

No, I don't think anyone is going to complain there are "too many options". Far from it. The Metro search seems to be so weak and unreliable as to be un-useable by anyone doing anything even slightly advanced--do they want us to index our whole computer? Sheesh.
 

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Hello Daney, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I added the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial that should help with this. :)
 

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How can you search external and/or network drives from "Search Charm" - I don't think you can do it - only from file explorer...

always something is missing... :(
 

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Common Sense, not so common...perhaps?

Hello,

Question; wouldn't it have made more sense to retain the original 'Search' feature in WinXP? It works flawlessly, always. One may select 'All Files and Folders,' then name at least part of the file/folder and proceed to directing the search in a specific area, all in two clicks. See 2 screenshots below. I cannot, even in a most sober state, understand why MSFT would tamper with their previous intuitive feature; it was and still is a Home Run. Sorry for the crude photos (Win7/8 have the snazzy 'clip' feature) as WinXP 'print screen' cannot capture as a .jpg or other.

Thank You,
Caoimhin

Picture 005.jpg
 

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Either I'm doing something wrong or I have something setwrong, but this won't work for me. I can find a file that I made instantly. Butwhen I try to find a file in the root directory or the Windows directory, or anyother file, it comes up with the same answer which is: "No files matched your search. I went to FolderOptions/Search and checked all the boxes. I then unchecked the box which says,"Don't use the index....". That did not help. I think that I'm doing everything right, but apparently I'm not.:confused:
 

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Hello Frank,

You might see if rebuilding the index may help. :)
Thanks, Brink--rebuilding the index took care of it. One nice thing about having a problem is that it's a good feeling when a solution is found. It reminds me of a story I heard years ago.
A little boy had a rubber band wrapped around his head. He said to a friend on his, "Wow, this rubber band sure hurts my nose the way I have it wrapped around my head." His friend said, "Then why did you wrap it around your head?" The boy responded, "Because it feels so good when I take it off!" That's a little bit like having a problem. It feels good when you find a solution.:D
 

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That's great news Frank.

LOL, I just love that analogy.
 

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Hi Shawn,
Thanks for the welcome and attached link; very kind of you. I'll give it a peek. My PC's are all back on WinXP now, which works wonderfully. I am sad that Win7/8 require work-arounds to the most basic features we've all come to use daily...quickly and efficiently. I can't help but think MSFT is trying to go the way of Apple (dumbing down to the lowest common denominator, with all respect), which is most unfortunate for us lot that have been with them since the 3.0 (16bit) or 3.1x days (Janus, for those of you who remember this)...

Nothing is perfect, we all know this. I do wish MSFT would release an OS that is geared to the wonderful evolution of their prior OS's, ending with XP... Of course some of the features in Win7/8 are wonderful, but all said, they still do not enable me to be as productive as I am on XP.

As a side note, and completely off topic: I purchased two Apple machines in the last year; (1) iMac and (1) Mac Pro as I'm a lifelong studio musician/recordist...blah-blah. Most in the music business swear by Macs...so with great apprehension I dove in, partly as I was so disgusted with Win7. I can tell you whole heartedly that my WinXP PC walks all over both of them, and they're both buffed-out with max RAM, Procs et al. The kicker is that I've come to find out just how proprietary Apple really is...and that I cannot get my beautiful Samsung (ha haa...there's a joke in that alone!) HDMI HDTV to play nice with my Mac Pro, to be able to utilize an HD resolution. Why? Dig this. Apple are the ones that produce/supply the DRIVERS for the third party Vid Cards (ATI Radeon in this case)...so it is in Apple's best interest (wink-wink) for them NOT to produce drivers to play nice with others, other than their $1k 27" LED monitor... Have to laugh. My Samsung HDMI HDTV is 40" of stunning 1080p HD resolution... Oh well...like we all know, it's not a perfect world...but I do enjoy the blinding irony clearly on display; thanks Apple. ;-)

Peace, and thanks for the time you took to help out; much appreciated. PC guys RULE; always have, always will!

My Best,
Caoimhin



 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    XP Pro SP3 --- Win7/Win8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Prec T7500 Workstation
    CPU
    Intel Xeon E5640 @ 2.67GHz x2
    Motherboard
    ACPI Multi PC
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 580

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Amen to that Caoimhin. :)

It seems everything is moving towards the mobile and touch market. I just wish that they don't forget about us desktop jocks where the real work gets done.
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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#19
Tutorial updated to also include searching in Windows 8.1. :)
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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#20
Gonna try it..as soon as i figure out how
I was getting the "turn on search index", message and this place has shown me the answers
Thanks folks :confused:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Hewlett Packard xw4600 Workstation
    CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    E93839 (not sure yet..)
    Memory
    4.0 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell LCD E2209W
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 2TB 3.5 Sata
    Browser
    Exploror or Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender total security for Windows 8.1 64 bit