problem with windows 7 search

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kkffiirr, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    my windows search stopped working properly
    since last week.

    everytime that i search it found only things from control panel, start menu and etc, and not the folder's files.

    i tried to reindex, and even to include the entire c drive in the indexing, and no good.

    i have another user, and it works in it, but in my user i can't find anything....

    it might be a result of tweaking software or something, but i can't restore it....
     
  2. bluealien

    bluealien MDL Member

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    Have you checked your search options?

    Open Computer
    Click Organize (top left)
    Click Folder and Search Options
    Click Search
    Check the ones you want to show on your search

    Or just click restore defaults
     
  3. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    i tried...
    no use, it search only in the sub directories of the \Users\my user folder.....
     
  4. bluealien

    bluealien MDL Member

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    Try searching google for HotFix 296173
     
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    bluealien MDL Member

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  6. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    #6 kkffiirr, Aug 4, 2010
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    thanks, but

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    no such reg keys like you mentioned

    edit: i just tried the hotfix and nothing happend.
     
  7. bluealien

    bluealien MDL Member

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    Sorry it did not work out for you. Perhaps you can hang in there and wait for others to suggest a possible fix.
     
  8. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    i said that i suspect that a tweaking program messed something up.
    is there any service or setting that i can try?
    it's absurd, i am in a folder, see that there is a file named FILE in there, i press FILE to search, and i get - "no results"
     
  9. bluealien

    bluealien MDL Member

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    #10 bluealien, Aug 5, 2010
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    I'm not sure what else you can try. Maybe System Restore, if you had it on.
    You can probably also try turn off windows search, rebooting, turning it back on and reboot once again.

    You can find that by going to Control Panel then Programs then Turn Windows Features On or Off. Find Windows Search, uncheck it reboot, do the same thing, Turn it back on and reboot once again. Other than that, I've run out of ideas.

    @ DARKOR04 > That's alright, no problem. < maybe you can suggest a fix, I've run out... :)
     
  10. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    the problem isn't only in the start menu, it's in the search, entirely....

    going to try bluealien suggestion...
     
  11. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    I don't know what else to do... to help him. I've been looking over the net about an hour, but nothing yet... sorry (Still looking)
     
  12. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    well thanks guys for the efforts, but nothing yet.
    the weird thing is that the computer finds the non indexed files, and not the indexed (beside the c:\users subdirectories)
     
  13. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    already tried that....
    thanks anyway
     
  14. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    WOW I've run out of ideas...
     
  15. rickmathews

    rickmathews MDL Novice

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    Try these steps: computing-tips.net/Find_file_Windows_7/