A search-ms file extension is related to the Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 data indexing service. A search-ms files store custom search criteria.

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SEARCH-MS file extension - Microsoft Windows index search data

What is search-ms file? How to open search-ms files?

File type specification:

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search-ms file icon: search-ms filetype icon

The search-ms file extension is mainly related with Microsoft Windows indexing service that is included in the Windows NT, Windows 2000 and later Windows NT-family of operating systems that allows searching on PCs and corporate computer networks.

It is an operating system level service that maintains an index of most of the files on a computer and updates them without user intervention.

The *.search-ms file contains saved user's custom search criteria from Windows Explorer (later File Explorer). The saved search-ms file is stored in user's account Searches folder.

This file format is used from Microsoft Windows 7.

Text file in XML format, could be opened for example in Notepad.

The default software associated to open search-ms file:

File Explorer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoFile Explorer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

File Explorer is default file management tool included in Microsoft Windows operating system. It displays the hierarchical structure of files, folders, and drives on your computer. It also shows any network drives that have been mapped to drive letters on your computer.

Using File Explorer, you can copy, move, rename, and search for files and folders. For example, you can open a folder that contains a file you want to copy or move, and then drag the file to another folder or drive.

Microsoft Windows 7 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 7  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Operating system released in 2009 available for desktops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets and media centers. It was replaced by Windows 8 and Windows 10. Support ends on January 14, 2020.

Microsoft distributes Windows 7 in four editions: Windows 7 Starter is designed for netbooks. Windows 7 Home Premium is used in home computers and notebooks. Windows 7 Professional is for business using and Windows 7 Ultimate contains all features from all previous Windows 7 editions and some others.

Microsoft Windows 8 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 8  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 8 is the first member of the Windows operating systems designed with touchscreens in mind. Windows 8 features a brand new GUI called Metro. The system also now supports ARM platform. It is used on PC, mobiles and tablets. Newer version with many improvements and updates is Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 10 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 10  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 10 is operating system for desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu.

Windows 10 comes with great built-in apps like Edge, Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, Movies & TV. And these apps use OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices.

Help how to open:

Double click on *.search-ms file in the Searches folder. If you want to view content of the search-ms file use Notepad or any other text editing tool.

How to convert:

Possibly cannot be converted to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .search-ms file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open search-ms file, edit search-ms file, convert search-ms file, view search-ms file, play search-ms file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting search-ms files.

Software that open search-ms file - Microsoft Windows index search data

Programs supporting the exension search-ms on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about File Explorer for open search-ms file action.

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