.SEARCH-MS File Extension

Windows Saved Search File

Developer Microsoft
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What is a SEARCH-MS file?

File created by the Windows operating system; stores Windows Explorer saved search results in an XML format; created when a user selects the Save Search button after performing a search; creates a new window with the search results when opened.

More Information

SEARCH-MS files save users the overhead of repeating the search process. This helps particularly with slow searches. However, SEARCH-MS files are not updated when new files are created in Windows. Therefore, use discretion when relying on them for search information.

NOTE: Windows does not display the ".search-ms" extension on SEARCH-MS files. However, you may view the extension in the file properties window by right clicking the file and selecting "Properties" from the drop down list.

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