Windows Search Is Getting Improved With the Next Major Update

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 39 Comments

Microsoft today released Windows 10 build 18267 to Insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest build of Windows 10 19H1 brings a number of new features, coupled with a bunch of fixes. Windows 10 19H1 is set to launch sometime in the first half of 2019, so we are still very much in the first stages of development.

The latest build of Windows 10 brings a revamped search feature for Windows. Microsoft is introducing a new feature for search in Windows 10 that will allow you to search all of your folders and files from Windows Search. The new mode is called “Enhanced Search” and you can choose to exclude certain folders from showing up in search results if you want to.

Keep in mind that once you enable the feature, Windows will have to manually index your entire file directory, so that could take a bit of time. You can, of course, switch to the classic Search feature that will only search your documents, pictures, videos, and desktop folders. I am quite interested to see if Microsoft will ever make the Enhanced mode the default in Windows going forward.

Along with the updated Windows Search, the new build also introduced some minor input-related improvements in Windows. You can checkout the full changelog here.

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