File Explorer missing search ribbon WTF WHY??????????????????????????????????????????????????

Copper Contributor

The whole search ribbon is now gone... this used to be available as soon as one clicked in the search box

This is unbelievably stupid as it had great functionality

What possible reason to dismantle it 

OR is it now buried somewhere where no one can find/use it???????????????

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Hello @Whatever8989


If you press [return/enter] after your search word, the search tools pop up and stay up until you close File Explorer. 




Referenced from RobBleckly's post at



Thanks for solution. Many times not looking for a named file, just the file sizes to clean up laptop HD. Would be more intuitive and beneficial it seems to have kept it visible. That is what I like about Windows more than Apple... is it's fairly intuitive and logical GUI. Don't start hiding things from us now in an attempt to be more...polished. :red_apple: