Windows: how make File Explorer Search to work

When searching for content using the File Explorer Search, often it happens that it is not able to find content inside files.

This can be a problem, above all for developers, searching for source files containing some string.

Using the tips in the article How to Make Windows 7 Search File Contents, I've found the following suggestions:

  • from the Folder Options, in the Search tab, avoid using the Index and select use "Always search file names and contents"
  • from Control Panel, Change How Windows searches, press the Advanced button, in the File Types tab, add a new file extension (or edit exisiting ones) selecting "Index Properties and File Contents"

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