Chapter 10

Cortana and Windows search

Using Windows search

Configuring the Windows Search index

Managing file properties and metadata

Searching from File Explorer

Advanced search tools and techniques

Saving searches and clearing search history

Microsoft founder Bill Gates first articulated his vision of “information at your fingertips” back in 1994, at the dawn of the internet era. A quarter-century later, we’re almost there.

In Windows 10, the search box to the right of Start neatly ties together all the ways you might want to search for answers. You can quickly open apps and jump to a system setting, find local files and folders, search through your music collection, and track down a picture.

You can also extend your search to the web without ...

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