How to Search in Windows File Explorer by Just Typing




By default, when you open File Explorer in Windows and start typing, it will scroll down to folders that begin with the letters you key in. This can be handy, but if you prefer you can change this behavior so that typing brings you up to the search box instead.

In any open File Explorer window, click the File menu and then select “Change folder and search options.”



In the Folder Options window, switch to the View tab and then scroll down to the options under “When typing into list view.” Click the option “Automatically type into the Search Box” and then click OK.



And that’s it. Fire up File Explorer and just start typing to perform a search. It’s a super simple tip, but to take advantage of it, you kind of have to know it’s available in the first place.
How to Search in Windows File Explorer by Just Typing How to Search in Windows File Explorer by Just Typing Reviewed by Chukwumah Rapheal on March 10, 2016 Rating: 5
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