Chapter 8: Searching on the Desktop
In This Chapter
Knowing when to use Start screen Search, when to haul out the big guns
Using the built-in File Explorer Search options
Making advanced searches
In Book III, Chapter 2, I talk about using search on the tiled side of the Windows 8 fence. That chapter covers a simple introduction to the kind of Windows searches most people use. Unfortunately, if you’re accustomed to real searching — where you can look for characters that don’t appear at the beginning of words, for example — Search with training wheels can feel stifling. In fact, as I describe in that chapter, the simplistic Windows approach can lead to all sorts of unexpected errors — where a search for Shell, for example, won’t find the program called PowerShell.