the search function in Bridge...

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may be the worst in any modern software. Now I LIKE Bridge, and use it a lot. But to get reliable search results I have to use windows file manager, then go back to Bridge and point it directly to the image(s) file manager located. 

BTW, I've complained about this for years, I've gotten pretty old during that time, and I'd love to see this fixed while I'm still able to understand that it's finally working.
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Michael Burke

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Cristen Gillespie

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I have to agree. Cmd-F is the only way to search with any hope, especially if you use stacks, and then we have to allow forever for indexing (they say slow and they mean it!), because if you don't, chances are excellent you won't find what you're searching for. And as you say, even then trust is maybe a big missing here.<G> And while they're working on speeding up performance to acceptable levels, critical features like this tend to languish.

I depend upon Bridge because the Finder simply can't do much of what I need to do, but truly, I could wish Bridge were considered an app equal to the primary apps. Considering how much time we spend working with it, it really is a primary app!
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Avinash Kumar Singh, Employee

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Hi Michael Burke

Thanks for reporting  your issue. Could you please elaborate about the issue that you are facing with Bridge Search. So that we can investigate on it .

1. Which files are you trying to search .
2. Does the file name contains any special character.
3. What is the directory structure of the file you are searching.
4. What kind of Bridge Search you are using, version of OS and Bridge.

Thanks,
Avinash
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Michael Burke

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1. jpg, dng cr2, orf, psd image files
2. no special chars
3. Directory/subdirectory/etc.
4.Current folder. windows 10.0.17134. bridge 8.0.1.282 x64
Note that this has been a problem since the early days of bridge. I've complained about this for years in adobe forums, "tell adobe", etc. Tricky part is, it's intermittent.
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ken.barber

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Methinks that Michael Burke simply doesn't know how to use Bridge.

It's called "Find."  You get there from the Edit menu.  Or with some kind of a keyboard shortcut (Command-F on a Mac, not sure about Windows).
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David Converse

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Bridge search doesn't work unless the folders being searched have been indexed recently. Caching doesn't help. Best thing to do is load the parent folder(s) and then, once they have indexed, do your search.
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ken.barber

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When a Windows File Manager search "works better" than a database search in Bridge --

One has to wonder just what the heck this guy is searching for...
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Michael Burke

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text in image file names, like the word "house".
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ken.barber

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You mean, like THIS?

Edit --> Find

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