File Extension Library

.SEARCH-MS File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: XML

What are .SEARCH-MS files and how to open them?

Can't open .SEARCH-MS file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .SEARCH-MS file.

What is a .SEARCH-MS file extension?

.SEARCH-MS file extension is created by Microsoft. .SEARCH-MS has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .SEARCH-MS file is XML.

.SEARCH-MS is Windows Saved Search 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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows Saved Search File
Microsoft Windows

How to fix problems with .SEARCH-MS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SEARCH-MS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SEARCH-MS file format
  2. You need to check the .SEARCH-MS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)