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: What is this "Searches"

27 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
What is this "Searches"


New Win 7 Pro user here.

Found a folder:

C:/Users/Me/My Documents/My Music/Searches

inside this folder is:

Indexed Locations

MS Office One Note
MS Office Outlook


These sub-folders appear to have a copy of just about
everything that's happened.

My question:
How do I get to this folder (and sub folders)
in order to edit, delete etc.

If you know 7 Pro well and can explain what these folder are
and how to get to them ... well my appreciation.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2010   #2


i dont have that folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Most users will find the searches folder at C:\Users\(UserName)\Searches. The Everywhere folder is a system file, so even if deleted will just be recreated. The folder is also used to save your Windows Explorer searches. See this tute by Brink:

Save a Search

This is different from your indexed searches.

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1

Ta a guy,

once again microsoft interferes eh?
if i want to save my search i will;
don't need ms to run my life!

What gets me is that it appears that all my old emails
are also saved there ... long after I have deleted them ...
Boy I wish there was a way to say loudly,
'bugger off MS ...go dumb down someone else.

I can see very soon a nice external hard drive with
Ubuntu and freeware. I'm so tired of MS trying to control
what i do on my computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 What is this "Searches"

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme
Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere. Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using...
Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"
My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar...
General Discussion
How to reenable, "searches might be slow in non-indexed locations"
Out of curiosity, a friend of mine asked me how to reenable the "searches might be slow in non-indexed locations" message when doing a search. Of course my first response was, why even bother with Windows Search? But his question stumped me and I've searched high and low for a answer but came...
Performance & Maintenance
Hide "Searches" and "Favorites" folder
I made a similar thread about this named "How to hide the favorites folder?" and they got confused and thought I was talking about the favorites category, when I was not. I was talking about the favorites folder in the User folder. Now I'm making this thread more in-depth so people don't once...
What is "searches" file
Running Windows 7 Home Premier Under my user there is a file folder called searches. It seems to contain everything I have looked at in the past. Can I delete it? Will it come back? It must take up lots of space on the hard drive. Thanks in advance
General Discussion
Deleting the "Searches" folder from my user folder?
Hey guys is there anyway to delete the Searches folder from my user folder? I mean i can delete it and whatever but it just keeps coming back. I don't even have Search Indexing enabled so I don't know why it keeps coming back. Any ideas? I just don't like an empty folder that I don't use taking up...
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 20:00.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App

Windows 7 Forums