MS Windows operator to search for applications only in Windows Search
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I'd like to just show apps in the START BUTTON's search results


I'm sure there is some WINDOWS SEARCH command that i can type before my keyword, which will force Windows Search to only show applications.

Anyone know the command?

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Winning solution

apps:PARAMETER, like how apps:paint only returns MS Paint, Paint.NET, and Paint 3D on my system.

i got nothing with that. Are you on Windows 7?
tonloc 4 months ago
I'm on 10. I know that searching type:LNK returns only shortcut files in file explorer, which I believe uses the same syntax as 7.
B44ken 4 months ago
thanks! LNK is pretty good
tonloc 4 months ago