How to save frequent Windows Search in Windows

Many a time we search for the same set of words or correlated words which are similar and we just keep repeating it. Let say you have a folder where files get automatically downloaded. You need to find what are the pdf files which were also downloaded. So if you face something similar then it’s a good idea to save frequent Windows Search in Windows.

How to save frequent Windows Search in Windows

It is an old technique that was available in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, and now in Windows 10. The interface has changed, but it is still available.

  • Open File Explorer, and navigate to the folder where you want to search
  • Click on the search box, and  type the query
  • If the search result is accurate, click on the Save search icon else you can change the search criteria
  • Save it with a name, and at a location where you can find it easily.

How to save frequent Windows Search in Windows

Next time you want to perform the same search, click on the saved search file. It will open the File Explorer and display the result as expected. You can always modify it, and save it again.

The default location of these searches is saved in a folder named “Searches.” You can find inside the user folder at “C:\users\<username>\” though you can save it anywhere you like. If you have too many searches saved, then it would be a great idea to pin the Search folder (under user account) to your Taskbar. If you prefer to save it in a different location, then you can copy the search file into that folder. It is possible to add those searches to the Start menu as well. All you need to do is right-click on it, and pin to the taskbar to start menu.

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I hope the post was easy to follow, and you were able to save frequent Windows Search in Windows.

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