enter image description hereIf I search, e.g. T:\Tools which is mapped to \server\tools, for sometool.exe, search results come back as finding the searched for file in UNC format like \server\tools\sometool.exe

This is a major pain and not how it has ever worked since, well, ever and didn't in Windows 10 1903 or earlier.

No registry tweaks, no third-party search tools and default settings in Explorer.

And, yes, has been "Googled" and DDG, etc.

  • My apologies for my answer. I do not see what the issue is. Perhaps see if you can provide a screen shot to help – John Dec 24 '19 at 18:58
  • I can't reproduce the problem. If the current folder is T:\Tools, the search result should be in T:. The problem should only arrive when the current folder is \\server\tools. – harrymc Dec 24 '19 at 20:43
  • @harrymc Correct in what you say, and as I wrote. See new screencap - does not do so. Returns UNC not drive letter. Not searched from a UNC current folder, searched from, in the screencap example, S:\ ... different drive letter, same concept and result namely search results are not S: but UNC. – SKidd Dec 26 '19 at 18:10
  • @John see new screencap. – SKidd Dec 26 '19 at 18:10
  • That was helpful. In Windows Explorer, in the Search Tab, click on and pull down: Add Columns and Uncheck Folder Path. That column in your screen shot will go away. – John Dec 26 '19 at 18:24

Have an answer. Change the "Folder Path" column to "Folder" and it becomes mapped, not UNC. To retain that setting, close Explorer and next search respects the change.

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