Windows 8.1 search charm - no file results found

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Restek99, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Restek99

    Restek99 MDL Novice

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    I've been playing with the new search charm in windows 8.1. When I search, I only get web results. If I specifically narrow the search to 'files' then I get 'no file results found for your search.' Doing the same search in windows explorer doesn't work if 'This PC' is highlighted, but if I highlight 'documents' then it work correctly.

    I've rebuilt the search index, and it shows 'indexing complete'.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I was curious about this as well. In older windows versions you could enter "cmd" in the search bar and then ctrl+shift+enter to run the searched result as admin. This was a fast way of starting admin command prompt
    Now you can just press winkey+x then "A" to open admin prompt, but that's not why I was curious.

    I was curious because the file search didn't find cmd at all.
    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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  3. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    file search and programs working fine on myinstallation
     
  4. pra_viilon

    pra_viilon MDL Novice

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    Do you have a clean install or upgrade from Win8?
     
  5. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Hmm I did do an upgrade but I chose the path to keep nothing.
    Do you guys get results trying "cmd" or "cmd.exe" when you run the find files option? (winkey+f)
     
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  6. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    #6 panchop, Sep 6, 2013
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    ah, you're right. When selected search in flies doesn't work. If selected search in all it works well
     
  7. algotroll

    algotroll MDL Novice

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    I have a different problem with search: Settings and Files search work properly but Everywhere shows results from neither (actually it does but i have to wait like a minute).
     
  8. Restek99

    Restek99 MDL Novice

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    'cmd' works fine for me - search for apps works fine, and I get online results fine. I just don't get any results for local files.....
     
  9. sps

    sps MDL Member

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    Mine works fine for file searches, but only in my local disk "C:"; does not find anything in disk "D:" (I have my HDD drive partitioned and store most files/docs on D: )
     
  10. algotroll

    algotroll MDL Novice

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    You have to explicitly select indexed folders that do not belong to a library. (except C:\Users)
     
  11. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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  12. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    now i think, it's normal that programs doesn't appears if i searching for FILES
     
  13. Restek99

    Restek99 MDL Novice

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    Bizarrely, a week after I installed it, my search has suddenly started working fine on its own!
     
  14. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Maybe it uses the searchindexer thing to list its results
     
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