Using the search box in the file explorer, you can find all your files and folders in one place and see if the search should be done in all subdirectories is also a freely adjustable option.
An example! Search eg filenames in the folder C:\Windows without subdirectories!
As you type the search box, a simple search, usually in all subfolders, starts through the search index with the text you type in the appropriate folder, if you want to search for file names without the contents of files and / or file properties.
Enter name: *.exe and just uncheck the "All subfolders" option in the "Search" tab!
The search then only displays file names in the current folder, see the search result in the file explorer.
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In this example, you learned how to customize the search options to search only the current folder in Windows 10 search results, with no subfolders and only file names, but only file names.
This PC search on this PC.
Current Folder: Search only in the selected folder and not in subfolders.
All subfolders: Search in the selected folder and all subfolders.
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If it is not about the search for file contents, but about file names, the Windows explorer is recommended. Although it uses the same index as the search function of Windows, it also offers you extensive options to narrow the search and thereby speed up. So you can search with the file manager specifically in a specific folder or a branch of the tree structure of the file system. In the first step, you therefore open the directory in which you suspect the desired file (s). The search includes by default also the subdirectories. In the next step, click in the search box at the top right. A new ribbon called "Search" appears
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