Search for "partial match" unavailable?

  EyalAharoni 19:29 26 Jun 14

Hi. After conducting several tests on my Windows 8.1 Basic edition, it’s clear that my search function is unable to search for partial words in a file name. A Microsoft support rep told me that all editions of Windows 8 are supposed to have a search option called “partial match,” which solves that problem (You can find it using Windows Explorer, select your search box, and it should be listed under Advanced Options), but that option is not listed for me.

Is this a bug, or is this feature not offered in Windows 8 Basic edition?


  wee eddie 20:11 26 Jun 14

Have you tried using a * in your search. for example "pc ad*"

  rdave13 21:00 26 Jun 14

Have a look Here , see the folder options and check the box is, umm, checked for partial matches. Worth ploughing through it all really.

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