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Win Desktop search

The desktop search facility in Windows lets users find internal files by name or content. The files in default folders such as Documents are indexed automatically to speed up searching, and users can include and exclude folders. In addition, file types can be marked as "index file name only and not content," since indexing takes time and space.

In Win7, 8.1 and 10, select the Start menu and begin typing. For Windows XP search, see Win Finding files.

To Index More Folders
To extend the indexed search to other folders, select the Indexing Options control panel, which is found in Icon View. See desktop search.

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Before/After Your Search Term
Win Change window position and sizeWin Device Manager
Win Change Windows appearanceWin Dial-up Networking
Win Character MapWin Display settings
Win ClipboardWin Drag and drop
Win ComputerWin Entering special characters
Win Configuration settingsWin Explorer
Win Control panelsWin File association
Win Copy between windowsWin File Explorer
Win Copy/move files/foldersWin File extensions
Win Create new folderWin File Manager

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