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    Default Search tools do not appear in my File Explorer

    I have Windows 10, which is up to date. Online, have been reading that on my desktop, if I click on Search in File Explorer, then a new tab will open called "Search", positioned immediately to the right of the "File Home Share View" tabs. However, when I do this nothing happens? Have looked at more than one website and they say the same thing. How can I be doing this simple thing wrongly?
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    Default Re: Search tools do not appear in my File Explorer

    I does not appear in the way you describe on my machines either Misty. I cannot see what use it would be if it did. Just open file explorer and enter whatever you are looking for in the search box, hit enter and you are good to go.

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    Default Re: Search tools do not appear in my File Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by Misty View Post
    I have Windows 10, which is up to date. Online, have been reading that on my desktop, if I click on Search in File Explorer, then a new tab will open called "Search", positioned immediately to the right of the "File Home Share View" tabs.
    Think this only happens if you have the Ribbon turned on in the window?
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    Default Re: Search tools do not appear in my File Explorer

    That was a bit of a hmmmm

    Heres how it works, if you open File Explorer, on the far right is the search box ( see picture with arrow) type something in there you are searching for, press enter, when it finds results THEN the search tab will appear.

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    Example from this PC searched for Cases -- the long green line still going but tab appeared

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    Photographic enthusiast Misty's Avatar
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    Default Re: Search tools do not appear in my File Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    That was a bit of a hmmmm

    Heres how it works, if you open File Explorer, on the far right is the search box ( see picture with arrow) type something in there you are searching for, press enter, when it finds results THEN the search tab will appear.
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