Windows 10 - How to search an exact phrase in file contents?

Hi. I have my search settings in windows to include file contents. However, when I try to search an exact phrase by using quotations (e. g. "search windows") the search returns results of any file with any combination of the phrase in it and not the exact phrase I put in quotations.

Is there another setting I need to add to be able to do this?



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Last updated March 28, 2020 Views 41,181 Applies to:


To be able to locate exact phrases, you can try entering the phrase twice in quotes. For example, type "search windows" "search windows" to get all the files containing the phrase search windows.

Typing "search windows" will only give you all the files containing search or windows.

If you have other questions, feel free to reach out.

Thank you.

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