Topics

Searching my computer in windows-10

JOHN RIEHL
 

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

Richard Turner
 

The method I use is to hit Windows+r type c colon backslash and hit enter
Then, hit control+e and type my search and hit enter.

HTH,


Richard

Always look out for #1, and be careful not to step in #2. 


On Aug 11, 2019, at 4:36 PM, JOHN RIEHL via Groups.Io <REALMAN02@...> wrote:



One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi John,
 
Check out what's below and an explanation of the program is below Gerald's message.  Also Jaws accessible.

Try free Everything Search, which I have found to be a great little accessible file finder:

http://download.cnet.com/Everything/3000-2379_4-10890746.html

Gerald
This small software application bypasses Windows search with a lightning quick interface and real-time results for all of the files and folders in your
local hard drive or any subsection of it. The software doesn't do much more than search, but its efficiency, effectiveness, stability, and low system resource
usage make it a keeper utility.
 
The software is split into two main controls: the search box and the results page. When you first run Everything, it will create an index of all the files
and folders on your machine. Unless you have millions of files, the index will be created before you know it. Searching is done in real time, as you type--i.e.
the search term "rad" returns 379 objects, "radio" returns 160, and "radiohead" returns 71, all instantly.
 
The results screen can display seven different fields: Name, Path, Size, Last Write Time, Creation Time, Last Access Time, and Attributes. Sorting by any
field takes a little longer than searching, but only slows down noticeably when you sort more than 1,000 results.
 
Everything also lets users connect to HTTP, FTP, or ETP (Everything Transfer Protocol) servers to allow remote searches, but its functionality is mostly
singular--searching your local PC very quickly with minimal resources, and it accomplishes that well. If you've never struggled with Windows search before,
you might pass Everything by; if your computer is a disorganized mess with files all over the place, Everything might be a wonderful gift.
 
 
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:36 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

Kevin
 

If you're using the search box on the Start menu, you often get better results if you search for a specific category of results.

One way of limiting  a search to a category is by typing the category followed by a colon followed by your search terms. For example, if you are looking

for a document which is either named fred or contains the word fred, you can type doc:fred. You can use the following words to specify the category which

is searched: app, doc, folder, music, photo, setting, video, and web. Where appropriate you can also use the plural form of these words, so for example,

you could search using either app:fred or apps:fred. You can also use document rather than doc, if you really want to type the extra letters.

 

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

 

From: JOHN RIEHL via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:36 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

 

David Moore
 

Hi John! there are key phrases that you can type before your file name. For example, you can type d o c and then space and then type the file name. That will bring up all documents. you can type music space and then type the file name and that will cause many more music files to come up. That is a great way to look for files on your computer and get a lot of those Bing search terms out of the way. David Moore


On Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 7:36 PM JOHN RIEHL via Groups.Io <REALMAN02=VERIZON.NET@groups.io wrote:

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

Andrew
 

Tell us Moore.

Andrew

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:39 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

Hi John! there are key phrases that you can type before your file name. For example, you can type d o c and then space and then type the file name. That will bring up all documents. you can type music space and then type the file name and that will cause many more music files to come up. That is a great way to look for files on your computer and get a lot of those Bing search terms out of the way. David Moore

 

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 7:36 PM JOHN RIEHL via Groups.Io <REALMAN02=VERIZON.NET@groups.io wrote:

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

Jason White
 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:53 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

Tell us Moore.

Andrew

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:39 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

Hi John! there are key phrases that you can type before your file name. For example, you can type d o c and then space and then type the file name. That will bring up all documents. you can type music space and then type the file name and that will cause many more music files to come up. That is a great way to look for files on your computer and get a lot of those Bing search terms out of the way. David Moore

 

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 7:36 PM JOHN RIEHL via Groups.Io <REALMAN02=VERIZON.NET@groups.io wrote:

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

patti
 

Hi Mike,

Is this everything only for a 64 bit computer, or will it work on a 32 bit one too?

Patti

 

Hi John,

 

Check out what's below and an explanation of the program is below Gerald's message.  Also Jaws accessible.


Try free Everything Search, which I have found to be a great little accessible file finder:

http://download.cnet.com/Everything/3000-2379_4-10890746.html

Gerald

This small software application bypasses Windows search with a lightning quick interface and real-time results for all of the files and folders in your
local hard drive or any subsection of it. The software doesn't do much more than search, but its efficiency, effectiveness, stability, and low system resource
usage make it a keeper utility.

 

The software is split into two main controls: the search box and the results page. When you first run Everything, it will create an index of all the files
and folders on your machine. Unless you have millions of files, the index will be created before you know it. Searching is done in real time, as you type--i.e.
the search term "rad" returns 379 objects, "radio" returns 160, and "radiohead" returns 71, all instantly.

 

The results screen can display seven different fields: Name, Path, Size, Last Write Time, Creation Time, Last Access Time, and Attributes. Sorting by any
field takes a little longer than searching, but only slows down noticeably when you sort more than 1,000 results.

 

Everything also lets users connect to HTTP, FTP, or ETP (Everything Transfer Protocol) servers to allow remote searches, but its functionality is mostly
singular--searching your local PC very quickly with minimal resources, and it accomplishes that well. If you've never struggled with Windows search before,
you might pass Everything by; if your computer is a disorganized mess with files all over the place, Everything might be a wonderful gift.

 

 

 


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:36 PM

Subject: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Howdy Patti,
 
I believe it will work in both 32 & 64 bit systems.  There is a, Read Me, file that gives installation instructions included.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
From: patti
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

Hi Mike,

Is this everything only for a 64 bit computer, or will it work on a 32 bit one too?

Patti

 

Hi John,

 

Check out what's below and an explanation of the program is below Gerald's message.  Also Jaws accessible.

From: Gerald Levy


Try free Everything Search, which I have found to be a great little accessible file finder:

http://download.cnet.com/Everything/3000-2379_4-10890746.html

Gerald

This small software application bypasses Windows search with a lightning quick interface and real-time results for all of the files and folders in your
local hard drive or any subsection of it. The software doesn't do much more than search, but its efficiency, effectiveness, stability, and low system resource
usage make it a keeper utility.

 

The software is split into two main controls: the search box and the results page. When you first run Everything, it will create an index of all the files
and folders on your machine. Unless you have millions of files, the index will be created before you know it. Searching is done in real time, as you type--i.e.
the search term "rad" returns 379 objects, "radio" returns 160, and "radiohead" returns 71, all instantly.

 

The results screen can display seven different fields: Name, Path, Size, Last Write Time, Creation Time, Last Access Time, and Attributes. Sorting by any
field takes a little longer than searching, but only slows down noticeably when you sort more than 1,000 results.

 

Everything also lets users connect to HTTP, FTP, or ETP (Everything Transfer Protocol) servers to allow remote searches, but its functionality is mostly
singular--searching your local PC very quickly with minimal resources, and it accomplishes that well. If you've never struggled with Windows search before,
you might pass Everything by; if your computer is a disorganized mess with files all over the place, Everything might be a wonderful gift.

 

 

 


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:36 PM

Subject: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

patti
 

Thanks Mike,

I downloaded this morning, but before I installed it I wanted to know. I’m running windows 10, 1903, 32 bit, MS2010, and Jaws 18 on a laptop.

Patti

 

Howdy Patti,

 

I believe it will work in both 32 & 64 bit systems.  There is a, Read Me, file that gives installation instructions included.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----

From: patti

Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 8:59 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

Hi Mike,

Is this everything only for a 64 bit computer, or will it work on a 32 bit one too?

Patti

 

Hi John,

 

Check out what's below and an explanation of the program is below Gerald's message.  Also Jaws accessible.


Try free Everything Search, which I have found to be a great little accessible file finder:

http://download.cnet.com/Everything/3000-2379_4-10890746.html

Gerald

This small software application bypasses Windows search with a lightning quick interface and real-time results for all of the files and folders in your
local hard drive or any subsection of it. The software doesn't do much more than search, but its efficiency, effectiveness, stability, and low system resource
usage make it a keeper utility.

 

The software is split into two main controls: the search box and the results page. When you first run Everything, it will create an index of all the files
and folders on your machine. Unless you have millions of files, the index will be created before you know it. Searching is done in real time, as you type--i.e.
the search term "rad" returns 379 objects, "radio" returns 160, and "radiohead" returns 71, all instantly.

 

The results screen can display seven different fields: Name, Path, Size, Last Write Time, Creation Time, Last Access Time, and Attributes. Sorting by any
field takes a little longer than searching, but only slows down noticeably when you sort more than 1,000 results.

 

Everything also lets users connect to HTTP, FTP, or ETP (Everything Transfer Protocol) servers to allow remote searches, but its functionality is mostly
singular--searching your local PC very quickly with minimal resources, and it accomplishes that well. If you've never struggled with Windows search before,
you might pass Everything by; if your computer is a disorganized mess with files all over the place, Everything might be a wonderful gift.

 

 

 


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:36 PM

Subject: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Patti,
 
I believe the person I learned about this program from is running the same OS and Jaws version as yourself.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
From: patti
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

Thanks Mike,

I downloaded this morning, but before I installed it I wanted to know. I’m running windows 10, 1903, 32 bit, MS2010, and Jaws 18 on a laptop.

Patti

 

Howdy Patti,

 

I believe it will work in both 32 & 64 bit systems.  There is a, Read Me, file that gives installation instructions included.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----

From: patti

Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 8:59 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

Hi Mike,

Is this everything only for a 64 bit computer, or will it work on a 32 bit one too?

Patti

 

Hi John,

 

Check out what's below and an explanation of the program is below Gerald's message.  Also Jaws accessible.

From: Gerald Levy


Try free Everything Search, which I have found to be a great little accessible file finder:

http://download.cnet.com/Everything/3000-2379_4-10890746.html

Gerald

This small software application bypasses Windows search with a lightning quick interface and real-time results for all of the files and folders in your
local hard drive or any subsection of it. The software doesn't do much more than search, but its efficiency, effectiveness, stability, and low system resource
usage make it a keeper utility.

 

The software is split into two main controls: the search box and the results page. When you first run Everything, it will create an index of all the files
and folders on your machine. Unless you have millions of files, the index will be created before you know it. Searching is done in real time, as you type--i.e.
the search term "rad" returns 379 objects, "radio" returns 160, and "radiohead" returns 71, all instantly.

 

The results screen can display seven different fields: Name, Path, Size, Last Write Time, Creation Time, Last Access Time, and Attributes. Sorting by any
field takes a little longer than searching, but only slows down noticeably when you sort more than 1,000 results.

 

Everything also lets users connect to HTTP, FTP, or ETP (Everything Transfer Protocol) servers to allow remote searches, but its functionality is mostly
singular--searching your local PC very quickly with minimal resources, and it accomplishes that well. If you've never struggled with Windows search before,
you might pass Everything by; if your computer is a disorganized mess with files all over the place, Everything might be a wonderful gift.

 

 

 


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:36 PM

Subject: [jaws-users] Searching my computer in windows-10

 

One of the things about windows-10 that is driving me crazy is searching my computer for a particular file or document. In windows-7, it was very simple to do this – go to the start menu and type your search term in the edit box. Windows would search your computer and show you a list of possible files or documents. Now when I do this I may see one document then a bunch of things on the Web that bing has helpfully found for me. I do not, repeat not, want to search the Web using this method and and I don’t want bing to do my searching. How do I go back to the days of yesteryear and just search my computer rather than seeing web choices?

Thanks. John