Saturday, January 21, 2023

Windows 10 Had a Very Useful File Search

 In Windows Explorer you could search all files at the current directory and below for Word files containg a word or words.  It does not work in Windows 11 except for file names.  Solution?

If you search starting at ThisPC it works.


  1. First, I don't have Windows 11 to test this on, but I do have an HTA program (vbscript with a graphic interface) that queries the windows search database directly. Like Explorer, it only searches folders included in the search index. I still have my notes from developing the program. If you have my Google email (used to login so I could comment), you are welcome to contact me.

  2. I use Agent Ransack, the free 'lite' version of Filelocator Pro.