While searching for Windows.h, I discovered some rather annoying search behaviour on Windows 10. Rather than being presented with a single result of Windows.h, I was presented with an entire laundry list of files with "Windows" in them and "h" in them, which is not what I wanted. Searching for "Windows.h" did not help.

How can I search for Windows.h and receive only files with exactly that name?

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  • Have you considered that your doesn't have a file named Windows.h that's typically only on a pc with the appropriate SDK installed – Ramhound Jan 2 '17 at 0:01
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    I have attached a picture that shows that Windows.h is present, but I do not want to see all of the other results. – xaav Jan 2 '17 at 0:18

If you want to match only filenames and not file contents, you can qualify the search with name: like:


If you want an exact filename match, you can qualify the search with name:= like:


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