Search within Microsoft OneNote files
I have been very happy camper using OneNote since its inception in 2003. I have a considerable amount of information in multiple notebooks. Prior to converting to Windows 8.1, there was no problem in searching for any information in the OneNote notebooks using Windows search. For some strange reason, Microsoft felt it prudent to eliminate the search capability of OneNote notebooks using Windows Search and now one must actually enter OneNote in order to search through its files. This has been quite a productivity loss.
My first question is why would Microsoft do such a dumb thing? Then, more importantly, what are the search alternatives other than simply searching for OneNote information with in OneNote itself?