Deleting a Saved Search

by Barry Dysert
(last updated December 29, 2014)

Windows Explorer (Windows 7) and File Explorer (Windows 8) 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 and 8.

Author Bio

Barry Dysert

Barry has been a computer professional for over 30 years, working in different positions such as technical team leader, project manager, and software developer.  He is currently a senior software engineer with an emphasis on developing custom applications under Microsoft Windows. ...

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