Set Windows 8 or 8.1 Search box to Search Text Inside Files
By default, Windows search box finds documents, images, MP3 files and file names in the location you’ve approved for indexing, but there’s a lesser-known feature which lets you peek inside files without opening them.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to enable Windows search box to search for contents of files. And it’s really easy!
Step 1- Launch Explorer (Press, Windows key + E). Go to View –> Options and a new ‘Folder options’ window will open.
Step 2- Click on the Search tab in Folder Options window, and then choose Always search file names and contents. Click Ok to Apply changes, and the index will rebuild again.
See it in action- From now on, your searches will automatically look in file content.
Note: Doing this move, will slow down your searches depending on the content you’ve stored, but this move can make it easier and more useful to search text content inside files such as Excel sheets, Docx and CSV files.