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Windows 7: Searching: Change Default Search options to set/add "Type:Folder"

18 Jun 2013   #1

Win 7 Pro x64
Searching: Change Default Search options to set/add "Type:Folder"

We have upgraded our systems to Windows 7 (From XP). I have setup Indexing on our server and the employees use the Search Bar (upper right on a window) to search for a file they are looking for. However we have over 100,000 folders that we are looking though. Is there a way to set the Search to default type:Folder? Or have it search just folder names instead of showing files also?

If I type in "12345" it will take a minute to search everything and give me 20 files+1 folder.
If I type in "12345 type:folder" it will take 10 seconds and give me 1 folder.

When the employees are on the phone, quicker the better, and having them put "type:folder" after everything is time consuming for them.

I've looked around online and i'm not sure if i can do this.

The computers using this are running
Windows 7 Pro x64
Updated to Current

Server is Windows 2008 (Indexed folder the employees are searching in)
Updated to Current

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 10 x64

You'll probably want to go with something like FileSearchEX to avoid retraining. There are a few others but this one closely matches your question.
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