In Windows 10, you can use the search feature in Windows Explorer by typing in the search box located at the top right. To clear the search, you can either press the small “x” at the right of the search box or delete the text in the search box.

If you have already performed a search and navigated to the parent folder by pressing the “up” arrow, you may not be able to cancel the search or return to the unfiltered view of the folder. The “Close Search” ribbon button does not appear to cancel the search or provide the desired unfiltered view.

Is there a way to cancel the search in Windows Explorer after using the “up” arrow to navigate to the parent folder?

Askify Moderator Edited question April 19, 2023