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  1. General Save Search Query in Windows 11

    You can save a search query as a Search Folder, a virtual folder displayed in File Explorer under the Searches folder. Opening a Search Folder runs the saved search and displays up-to-date results. The saved search file stores the query in a format Windows Search can act on, specifying what to...
  2. General Move or Restore Default Location of Searches Folder in Windows 11

    The Searches folder (shell:Searches) is a component of the user profile that is used as a unified location for storing personal data. By default, the Searches folder is a shell folder in the user's profile (%UserProfile%) that is used as a default storage location for saved searches. If you...
  3. Personalization Enable or Disable Search on Taskbar and Start Menu in Windows 11

    Windows Search is on your taskbar and Start menu by default in Windows 11. You can use the search box to find your apps, files, settings, help, and more on Windows—plus unlock the power of the web with quick access to online information like time zone conversions, fact lookup, trending...
  4. Personalization Add or Remove Desktop Search Box in Windows 11

    Starting with Windows 11 build 25120, Microsoft has added a search box displayed on the desktop that enables you to search the web. The desktop search box is currently only a conceptual feature that only some Insiders may have available. If you have the desktop search box available, you can...
  5. Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Search Highlights in Windows 11

    Starting with Windows 11 build 22572 and build 22000.766, Microsoft started rolling out an update for Search that highlights interesting moments in time. You can still type to start searching for your apps, files, settings, and quick answers on the web. Search highlights will present notable...
  6. Privacy and Security Delete Bing Search History in the Cloud

    Windows Search lets you search from your taskbar to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your device, in the cloud, or on the web. Windows Search can personalize your search results by including your content from OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook, Bing, and other services. If you turn on...
  7. Privacy and Security Clear Recent Device Search History in Windows 11

    Windows Search lets you search from your taskbar to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your device, in the cloud, or on the web. Windows Search saves your recent search history locally on your device by default to help you find things faster. For example, you might discover that an...
  8. Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Recent Search History in Windows 11

    Windows Search lets you search from your taskbar to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your device, in the cloud, or on the web. Windows Search saves your recent search history locally on your device by default to help you find things faster. For example, you might discover that an...
  9. Privacy and Security Change Bing SafeSearch Filters in Windows 11

    Windows Search lets you search from your taskbar to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your device, in the cloud, or on the web. SafeSearch helps keep adult content out of your web previews. Windows Search relies on Bing technology to determine if search results include sensitive...
  10. Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Cloud Content Search in Windows 11

    Windows Search lets you search from your taskbar to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your device, in the cloud, or on the web. Windows Search can personalize your search results by including your content from OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook, Bing, and other services. If you turn on...
  11. Personalization Enable or Disable Search the Web with Bing in Windows Search in Windows 11

    Windows Search lets you search from your taskbar to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your device, in the cloud, or on the web. The Search button on the taskbar allows you to quickly use Windows Search (Win+S) to search for apps, documents, email, files, folders, music, people...
  12. Privacy and Security Add or Remove Search Index Locations in Windows 11

    Indexing the content of your PC helps you get faster results when your searching it for files, emails, or other local content. The search index only includes your selected locations[/B] by default. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file...
  13. Privacy and Security Turn On or Off Respect Power Settings when Indexing in Windows 11

    Indexing the content of your PC helps you get faster results when your searching it for files, emails, or other local content. The search index only includes your selected locations by default. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents...
  14. General Reset and Rebuild Search Index in Windows 11

    Indexing the content of your PC helps you get faster results when your searching it for files, emails, or other local content. The search index only includes your selected locations by default. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents...
  15. General Enable or Disable Search Indexing in Windows 11

    Indexing the content of your PC helps you get faster results when your searching it for files, emails, or other local content. The search index only includes your selected locations by default. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents...
  16. Privacy and Security Turn On or Off Enhanced Mode for Search Indexer in Windows 11

    Indexing the content of your PC helps you get faster results when your searching it for files, emails, or other local content. The search index only includes your selected locations by default. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents...
  17. General Using Windows 11 Search

    Introduction Windows Search is one of the most underused and underappreciated features of Windows simply because people just do not know how to use it productively, or worse still, just don’t know that it’s there. The intention of this tutorial is to show you just how advanced Windows Search...
  18. Personalization Turn On or Off Show Recent Searches when Hover over Search Icon in Windows 11

    The Search button on the taskbar allows you to quickly use Windows Search (Win+S) to search for apps, documents, email, files, folders, music, people, photos, settings, and videos on your device, and to search the web. The Search button on the taskbar also allows you to quickly open your Top...
  19. Personalization Add or Remove Search Button on Taskbar in Windows 11

    The Search button on the taskbar allows you to quickly use Windows Search (Win+S) to search for apps, documents, email, files, folders, music, people, photos, settings, and videos on your device, and to search the web. See also...
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