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Is there a way to expand the search past the first level of sub folder? If I have sub folders a few levels deep, how can I expand my search to documents in these folders? If I have the following setup:

 + subfolder1
 + subfolder2
 + subfolder3
 + etc...

How would I access wordDoc1.docx whose path would be root/subfolder3/sub3a/sub3a_1/wordDoc1.docx (3 levels deep)?

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Define "search". – Aaron Miller Sep 30 '13 at 16:25
Search - typing a keyword for a document and/or its contents in the search bar in windows explorer or mac finder – iliketolearn Sep 30 '13 at 19:54

If your folder options have been set up correctly, Windows search should be searching beyond the first level. Below is what my folder options look like:

Folder options

With the above settings, all possible levels are queried using a search term. If your settings are the same, you shouldn't have any issues searching past the first level.

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I tried that and it only returns results in the folder I search in and its sub folder(s). Any content in a sub-sub folder(s) isn't returned. – iliketolearn Sep 30 '13 at 19:52
Hmmm. Have you tried the Restore Defaults option? – Yass Sep 30 '13 at 21:19

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