The more files you have, the longer it will take. I want to FIND my files. aaalarkin2 years ago The "Rebuild" was what worked for my Windows 7. Navigate to the following registry key by expanding the "+" beside the registry tree in the left pane: ¬† [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Search] ¬† 5. navigate here
The scale is from 1 to 10, where 10 is the best and 1 is the worst. By the way, Fileseek is open source and free. I just got a new PC with Windows 7 and I'm trying to RIGHT click and select SEARCH to search an external drive. Once I got it to build an index, I still got the "No items match your search" result no matter what I typed into the search box.
Perhaps this is simply a bug with the search program that results from uninstalling and reinstalling it? Visit Chat Linked 0 Windows 7 search isn't returning any results? If you are having problems with Windows search or something has become corrupted, you can rebuild the index by clicking the Rebuild button. rok says: 6 years ago Unbelievable, really.
Once you verify that you are in the right folder, go to the upper right hand corner of the screen and type in a word or phrase that you want to I ran into this problem where the Start search box only returned results from the start menu. Why are irrational numbers such a big deal? Windows 7 Explorer Search Not Working Me says: 6 years ago OK folks, you are hilarious.
Suprised7 says: 6 years ago Wow. Whatever you do Do Not Buy A Mac. It fixes my search. Go figure.
PatrickMc says: 7 years ago I guess any operating system will have some limitations, and Microsoft can only go so far to provide every functionality. Windows 7 Search Returns No Results I don't suppose there is any way to forward this to one of the microsoft engineers? Did you try Deleting and Rebuilding the Index? Saturday, November 21, 2009 3:25 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote That's too bad.
As one of the previous posters I found this article as a direct result of trying to find help for issues with Windows 7's search. The problem is that when I use the Windows Explorer search function to search for a specific film (or films) within the folder, it does not return results. Windows 10 Search No Results I can not understand why microsoft is not able to integrate a powerful search function in their OS?!? No Items Match Your Search Windows 10 No Net at Boot Can connect to WiFi but never the...
Very reassuraning to note that it isn't. check over here Can you search everywhere? At the command prompt, copy the following command to delete the default index location folder: ¬† rd %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows /S /Q ¬† 12. Thanks Aug 3, 2010 #3 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Similar Topics Windows Vista Explorer no filenames, no detail columns, no search No Items Match Your Search Folder
dfghj says: 7 years ago it just cannot seem to search my hard drive for .jpeg. It takes double the time and keystrokes. Help? his comment is here i was getting used to some of win7's features (and quirks) but this is the clincher.
Saturday, August 28, 2010 7:40 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Nothing of the above worked for me (didn' try the latest solution by Moderator Arthur though), but Rebuild Windows Search Index The video didn't help much because it dealt mainly with library searches, not directory/sub-directory ones that I'm used to from XP. General Discussion Help??!!
Lykho View Public Profile Find More Posts by Lykho 12 Sep 2011 #4 MilesAhead Windows 7 32 bit 5,122 posts I think you'll like Everything. If you open my computer and just highlight a drive or directory there is always a search bar top right of the window. The functionality has been painfully and deliberately obfuscated, unforgivably dumbing down the entire operating system. Windows 7 Search Not Finding Files On Network Drive It must be a user specific setting that is messed up.
Saturday, November 14, 2009 3:36 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Hi, ¬† You may try to rebuild the index to check the issue. ¬† If it does J Tuesday, August 10, 2010 8:00 AM Reply | Quote 1 Sign in to vote FIGURED IT OUT: There's a registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced In this key there are two values (both But the whole presumption that search shouldn't work while indexing is in progress doesn't make any sense, because it should (by design, probably) fallback to a recursive disk search. weblink Can we make general statements about the performance of interpreted code vs compiled code?
I *will* be moving my X1 Professional license to the Win7 box from my old XP developer box. Mine too started working correctly but then failed again the following day. A couple of notes that you might find useful: If you uninstall the Windows Search feature, the index is not deleted. cambridge says: 6 years ago A follow up to my post.
The notification system is better than what Windows uses. For the past 2 months something is not right with our home computer, and I donít know what. This is my 2nd Windows 7 installation, and I had this problem on Vista and my other Win7 PC also. A lot of them had to do with indexing problems which you don't seem to have.
The search is customizable and there's no silly crap like the auto refresh when renaming a file. However, reinstalling Windows Search does not restore them to their default setting like it probably should. the start menu program search still works, but when I search in explorer for files I know exist, I get 'no result' ...usually. But if people want to stay with Win7, is there something I can recommend for them to try in terms of file search?
Then see if the search facility can find the files based on a word within them. You can check off any drive or folder that you would like to include in the index. Sheesh!