Herbert

I've just installed Windows Desktop Search on an XP machine. It's nice to get everything indexed to have instant search result.

As I know often where my files are put under which directory, but just don't know which file exactly, it would be nice if I can apply directory filter to the search result. How can I do that


Re: Windows Desktop Search Help How to Apply Directory Filter to Windows Desktop Search

David Peng - MSFT

you can use the keyword "folder:" followed by the location without the quotes.



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help How to Apply Directory Filter to Windows Desktop Search

Herbert

So if my files are in D:\My Documents\aaa\bbb\ccc\ddd\eee\fff, I then have to enter the following:

folder:"D:\My Documents\aaa\bbb\ccc\ddd\eee\fff" text to search

Is that it Can I just say enter folder:fff and it will search only under a directory containing fff Is there GUI for me to choose the folder from





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help How to Apply Directory Filter to Windows Desktop Search

Eric Wolz - MSFT

This may not be intuitive, if you click on the "Search" icon in the top toolbar, you will get a right hand pane that has advance query options. In the "Folder" item there is a picker option ("...") to select your folder to search under. Also, from any explorer window, if you right mouse click on a folder and select search, we will launch the search window with this folder path already set. I hope that helps.




Re: Windows Desktop Search Help How to Apply Directory Filter to Windows Desktop Search

David Peng - MSFT

Yes, you can enter folder:fff to search anything in tha folder. But if you have more than once folder fff, then it will display from all the fff folders.



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help How to Apply Directory Filter to Windows Desktop Search

Search Frustrated

For some reason, this is not working for me. When I push the "Search" icon on the top toolbar, nothing happens. Additionally, "search" is missing from my context menu in Explorer.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.