I face the same issue.When I open a folder via search and try to go back it closes the search.
Workaround for this is as follows
Right Click on the Folder you want to browse and Click on Browse to New Window
This keeps the searched results in other window and new window with the selected folder is opened separately
I hope this will help you with searching efficiently without doing repeat search filling out the variables again and again
Thanks, yes, this is what I do as a "work around". I hope Solidworks can fix this so that it is like Windows.