1. danezeq's Avatar
    Hello everyone.
    in the days of windows 98/XP The search function was very simple and reliable.

    but the new search method in windows 7/8/8.1 just misses files.
    1. sometimes it searches for ever.
    2. but the real bad thing is that it misses files! it drives me crazy! i type a file and search it, it gives no reasults and then i find it my self! how can it be? is windows 7/8 search files only on indexted places?
    3. the search on explorer and the search on WIN+F or WIN+W (what's the difference between them) gives another resaults!

    what a mess!!!
    02-21-2015 04:46 PM
  2. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    The XP search required 3 click (or Windows+S) while Windows 7 and beyond only requires Windows Explorer to search.

    WIN+F is for Files
    WIN+W is for Settings

    You're clearly better off with either WIN+S or WIN+F

    It's highly possible when you searched in Windows Explorer you only searched inside the folder you were currently in and not the whole drive.
    02-21-2015 05:33 PM

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