Searching for files in Sub-folders using "File Explorer"

Searching for know files using "File Explorer" seems to search up to but not greater than 6 levels of sub-folders.

I tried searching for the shortcut, "Notepad" and began the search beginning at C:\Users.  No results were forthcoming.

The shortcut does exists on my computer in : -


C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories.


If I start to search from C:\..........................AppData, the search finds the shortcut successfully.


I also created a dummy file in the same location as Notepad and tried to search for it. I got the same null result until I searched from within 6 levels of sub-folders.


I just bought this PC new 2 days ago and updated to the latest Windows 8 files.  I have not added any other application software.


Although there are similar problems reported on the Forum I haven't seen anything that solves the problem.


Perhaps others reading this could try the very same search to see if they have the same results and give helpful suggestions.




Please see the link I am mentioning below. Hope it will answer your question.

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Last updated May 20, 2019 Views 1,743 Applies to: