Deleting a Saved Search

by Barry Dysert
(last updated March 8, 2021)

Windows Explorer (Windows 7) and File Explorer (Windows 8 and 10) allow you to save your common searches so you don't need to continually type them into your system. If you no longer have a need to keep one of your saved searches, you can easily delete them. All you need to do is right-click the search in the Searches folder and select Delete from the Context menu. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. Deleting a saved search.

You should remember that deleting a search doesn't get rid of any of the files that are found by the search; it simply gets rid of the search definition you previously defined.

 This tip (12308) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.

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Barry Dysert

Barry has been a computer professional for over 35 years, working in different positions such as technical team leader, project manager, and software developer. He is currently a software engineer with an emphasis on developing custom applications under Microsoft Windows. When not working with Windows or writing Tips, Barry is an amateur writer. His first non-fiction book is titled "A Chronological Commentary of Revelation." ...

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