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complicated I know), the little box at top right says Search Music. But this one is like playing mind games you never win. MS are you listening? Files also contain data regarding age , sex and place of residence. Check This Out

And that's probably the single greatest source of the frustration you're reading here. This is the link microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/technicalresources/advquery.mspx. If you're lucky find the entry for finding files and folders, from there click on a link to advanced search topics, from which you have to click on a link to In fact, I tried to run a search outside the C: drive and a couple of items appeared, with the message: Search may appear slow because this drive is not indexed. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/solved-explorer-search-finds-nothing-even-after-reindexing-drive-776434.html

Windows 10 Search Not Finding Files

I really trying to get used to the new Windows Explorer, but I found the new search method to be very cumbersome and lacking in features. AsI have mentioned many times before, file content searches in text files (regardless of file extension) always worked way backwith Windows 2000 and probably NT 4.0. I tried now! You have to go deep into the indexing control hierarchy every time to reset parameters that should be plainly visible at the first interface.

Is it too late to swap to third person from first? If you are having problems with Windows search or something has become corrupted, you can rebuild the index by clicking the Rebuild button. This may seem unusable for 80% of the 'normal' people out there, but for the rest of us techs who keep your networks running, this feature was irreplaceable. Incorrect Permissions On Windows Search Directories Press okay.

Indexing is something that I don't want. Windows 10 Search Doesn't Find Files It still does not seem to be searching my file contents as all it returns are file names. I have a folder with 701 files of which over 400 contain the letter 'C' in the name and a search for that letter yields no results. http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-81-search-index Is there some sort of search results caching going on?

Windows 7 just does not have this feature. Windows 10 Indexing Is Not Running I know Samsung's SSD Wizard recommends this, even though it is a crap suggestion on newer drives. On the SAME laptop I installed windows 7 on a different HD and after indexing my 25,708 documents nearly unknown to me, I was receiving highly relevant search results directly from Under the Troubleshooting section of the Advanced Options window, find and click the Rebuild button.

  • Unfortunately most of the world want to computer to do serious work.
  • In the Windows 7 Control Panel I have enabled file content searching for every known file type, and I have enabled indexing of every file system on my computer, including the
  • For the record I have indexing turned OFF since that thing grinds groove into your hard disk. (I regularly work late at night and I guess M$ assume you're in bed
  • I just wish someone could answer the real question: HOW DO I SEARCH FOR A FILE?
  • At the very least Windows should support instant searching of all filenames, with the option to index and search contents of files in specified locations.
  • If you do a search on Windows wildcards, you'll find lots of info on this but essentially, the ?
  • Indexing settings should not affect searching unless you actually set the "don't search contents in non-indexed" options maybe.I am still seeing some issues where file content searches fail, but playing with
  • Casey Says: May 29th, 2014 at 10:19 pm what the fuck.
  • The steps to perform are described here: http://superuser.com/a/963621/210811.

Windows 10 Search Doesn't Find Files

I found some advice to clear the archive and readonly attributes for all files (doesn't make sense, but hey), but it didn't work. http://superuser.com/questions/473263/windows-7-search-does-not-return-results-from-indexed-folders I have 18,000+ files in my My Documents folder, fully indexed; just moments ago I tried to search for a *.doc file of a short story I had written. Windows 10 Search Not Finding Files I too struggled and cursed for months, revisiting this post periodically. Windows 10 Rebuild Search Index Right where I left them.

When I remove the exlusion, Start Menu under AppData is indexed, but even after forcing a rebuild, most shortcuts are missing. –SebiF Jan 11 at 16:47 add a comment| up vote http://relite.org/windows-10/windows-search-indexes.php My specific problem is I have an application called IceCast installed in c:\Program Files (x86)\IceCast2 Win32. The Microsoft knowledge base article referenced (for adding networked drives) does not work for Windows 7 64-bit machines. This, coupled with Win7 blocking me from modifying (even copying) a great number of files (after following Microsoft Help Desk's instructions to elevate my permissions as an administrator) are sending me Windows 7 Search Not Finding Files

I had repointed my Libraries (Documents, Pictures, Videos etc.) to a separate drive and since then the search didn't work. To search for text in files, I use an Editplus' "search in files" function, which WORKS, contrary to M$'s c**p. If I'm wrong that this will fail most times, please explain to me what I'm doing wrong myself since this test has failed many times in my hands. http://relite.org/windows-10/can-t-get-rid-of-desktop-search.php am I doing something wrong – or is this another bit of weirdness: that we’re allowed only one look at each list of results?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:23 AM 1 Sign in to vote Heh, and you like the way it continues into the refresh and stop buttons? :)I'll admit hundreds of gigabytes of Windows 10 Search Not Finding Programs Try again and let me know if you're still having problems. latege says: 6 years ago Win7 search is definitely several steps backwards from XP.

You'd reckon searching My Documents for *.doc would be easy, but no.

First, head to the Control Panel and find the section labeled Indexing Options. The writer of the article does seem to live in an alternate reality. That is why I use ctrl + F or E to quickly select the search field in Explorer. Windows 10 These Results May Be Incomplete thx!

The only problem is that it is harder to narrow the search to a specific directory as you have to use the under: search operator and type in the file system For those who would like to use the UNIX 'find' command I mentioned in my Dec 28th post but do not want to boot to linux, you can get unix like Two scenarios: Scenario 1: I exclude the folder using Indexing options. http://relite.org/windows-10/find-search-will-not-open.php But the shortcut to Skype is definitely in this location: C:\Users\Patrick\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Skype EDIT The latest Windows 10 update (Threshold 2) has solved this issue for me.

Again - The Macintosh Finder has no problems and Google Desktop works fine too - with no extra configuration or settings to fiddle with. Mam'selle says: 7 years ago Add me to the "you're joking" bandwagon - what took a simple right click and search (and search remained open) has been replaced with another unfriendly Windows 7 search ins unable to find the word "test" in any of these files. Friday, November 06, 2009 3:20 AM 3 Sign in to vote Hi guys, having the same issue here.

An Intersection function on lists that saves intersection positions Why would one aim off when navigating with a map and compass? As we all know, this is not true for Windows 7 or 2008 R2.* I'm not talking about fancy file types here.