SUBQUERY Argument (Windows Search)

A subquery is a saved search file (*.search-ms) that you can use as a filter for a new query. The results of the subquery are used as the source for the new query. For example, let's say you have several saved search files that restrict a query by email distribution list:,, and Using the subquery argument enables you to limit email searches to any or all of these saved searches.

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Getting Started with Parameter-Value Arguments

Locale Identifier Arguments

CRUMB Argument

SYNTAX Argument