Microsoft Windows 10 – How To Search & Find All Files within Directory

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 is getting spread like a flu these days. According to our internal stats, it already has around 27% market share of all the visitors who are running any flavor of Windows. However, users who are jumped to the wagon will most probably encounter at least one or two things that do not work as expected, or at least, not in the same way as it used to be in older editions. One of such things that got re-invented is the search engine, now deeply integrated with Cortana personal assistant.

Microsoft Windows 10 – How To Search & Find All Files within Directory
(without specifying a particular keyword)

Microsoft Windows 10 Artwork

Microsoft Windows 10 Artwork

First, open your destination folder/directory with File Explorer and in the top-right corner enter a star * (wildcard) symbol.

Search will be initiated automatically (no need for you to press Enter command, but you may, if you like, no harm will be done). You will immediately see all the files across entire directory tree, with subdirectories (subfolders) included:

Microsoft Windows 10 File Explorer - How To Find (List) All Files & Folders without specified keyword

Microsoft Windows 10 File Explorer – How To Find (List) All Files & Folders without specified keyword

Personally, it took me a while to figure this out on my own, it is not easy to find this tip by google (many search results are not actually related to this problem). This is why I shared this tip here, hopefully it will save you some time :)

 

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