I'm trying to disable searching for folders in my Start menu search. I don't want any folders to show up. I only use Start when searching for applications or files and often find the first result is a folder and not the file I'm looking for. My file is on the list, just farther down.
I don't think there's any straightforward way to change the default behavior of the Windows search function to always exclude folders from results, but you should be able to use Advanced Query Syntax to accomplish the same goal.
The type: parameter can be used to search for files of a specific type. To find all folders that have MUSIC in the name, you'd search for
To exclude something from a search, you put a - in front of it. So combining these together, to search for all files with MUSIC in the name but exclude any folders, enter this: