Turn on the option to search through the file content
Click the Cortana or Search button on the toolbox and enter “Indexing Options”. Then, click T Indexing Options under Merge.
On the Indexing Options dialog box, click Advanced.
Click the File Types tab on the Advanced Options dialog box. By default, all extensions are selected, and that’s what we want. This will allow Windows to search through all types of files on your hard drive.
Select Index Properties and File Contents in the How should this file be indexed section. Then, click OK.
A Rebuild Index dialog box will display, warning you that the index rebuild can take a long time. That means that all the contents of your hard drive may not be searched until the indexing is finished. Click OK.
Click Close on the Indexing Options dialog box.
Search through files in File Explorer
Now, when you search for text in File Explorer, Windows will look for the contents of the files for text in addition to looking for file names.
Remember, if you don’t get results for searches right away, you may have to wait for folders and files indexed.
What methods do you use to search the content of files in Windows? Do you use any third-party apps to find the contents of the files? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments.