Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Is there a way to customize to search box?

24 Jul 2010   #1
rfe777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Is there a way to customize to search box?

I know the search option in Windows 7 is on a totally new level compared to the old one in Windows XP, but still I would like to customize it to my needs as I use it all the time.

One problem that I've noticed is that sometimes, if you know that a certain files is inside a certain folder, and you just don't want to manually sort through every file in that folder to find the one you are looking for, you can't find it by typing the name of the file from the search box near the start button but to search from within the containing folder.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Jul 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

Hello Rfe,

You can adjust you Search options to be like below so that it should show up in the search results from the Start Menu search box.

Name:  Search_Options.jpg
Views: 8
Size:  66.5 KB

If you use the index, then you can also add the folder location to have it's contents show up in search results.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2010   #3
rfe777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What are "indexed locations"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Jul 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

Index locations are basically just folders that you have added to be included in search results when searching using the index.

Instead of doing full searches of the entire computer, the index allows searches to only be done from within the added index locations instead. This will give you faster search results, but it may not always be as accurate if the index has not finished updating yet from any changes that were made in the added index locations. This is why some people "don't use the index" (folder options) for accurate search results, but a bit slower getting them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Is there a way to customize to search box?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
lost search term in outlook mail search
I use the search tool that comes up when you click on the spy glass in outlook 2010. I noticed the FROM: search term is missing now in the search terms available. How do I get it back? I attached a screen grab to show the window I am talking about.
Microsoft Office
How to remove search for computers and search for people start menu
Hello all first post so go easy :) i am trying to discover if there is a registry hack that will remove the search for computers and search for people links from the search tab on start menu (windows 7), any help greatly appreiciated. kind regards Uraken
Performance & Maintenance
Forum Search issue: Google search links don't work Fx 5.0
Hi: Not sure if this is the correct place to post, so please move, as needed. New problem just appeared: Google search links ONLY HERE AT THIS FORUM don't work in Firefox 5. Same links work fine in IE9. Absolutely zero/none/nada issues with Firefox 5 anywhere else, including every other...
Chillout Room
Windows 7 search files and folders vs Outlook 2007 search
Hello, Can someone tell me some specifics and pinpoint the differences (or maybe a good website) that would pinpoint the differences between the Windows 7 search and the outlook 2007 search? I know the outlook search searches through email but are there other difference I am overlooking between...
General Discussion
Start Search broken, doesn't return search.
I'm not really sure how to explain this and this is my first post so I think I will just show you, yeah, that's probably the best way. The best way I see to explain it is instead of a list of the files and programs found in the start search showing up it just shows a few files like Documents.file,...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App