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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 11 64-bit search?


29 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail 11 64-bit search?

Hit there!

Does anyone know if Windows Live Mail 2011 includes the 64-bit search that the previous version lacked?

WLMail 2011 lists Windows 7 as a system requirement so I am hoping the answer is yes, seems like it should be. But it seems like the search isn't picking up content from the body of the message. Again. (sigh)

I've been using WLMail on my desktop for a while. When I got this PC with Windows 7 64-bit I discovered the WLMail search problem (not indexing the body of the e-mail) and did the registry fix, which solved it.

A few days ago I noticed that the fix had stopped working (not sure when it started cuz I don't use it every day). This morning I installed WLMail 2011 and re-indexed the search index, hoping that would resolve it. But I just ran a test and an e-mail it pulled up from one search (with a word in it's header) didn't show up when I searched for a word in the body of that same e-mail.

Anyone have thoughts on this? Thanks!


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29 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can search in WLM for terms that appear in the body of the messages, and I'm running WLM 2001 on Windows 7 x64. But maybe I'm not understanding what you want, considering I could do that with previous versions of WLM.

Are are you talking about Windows searches pulling info out of WLM accounts, just like it works with Outlook?
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29 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I haven't used Outlook in over 10 years so I can't compare that way. But it was a common problem that WLMail version 3 didn't search the body of messages with Windows 7 64-bit. Microsoft had a registry fix posted here Using Windows Search to search for Windows Live Mail e-mail will return incomplete results on Windows 7 64-bit Operating Systems

That worked for me for the last 6+ months but now (sigh) it doesn't work anymore. It only searches the headers, not the complete body text of the e-mail. And I need to search the full text for my job on occasion, so this is a huge problem for me. Since it was a known issue, you would think it got fixed in the new version... you would think ;-)
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29 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're using WLM for a business e-mail client? That's a first. Anyway, I had been using the previous version of WLM, and then upgraded the day WLM 2011 was released (as final), and I've always been able to search (WLM search...not Windows search) to find text in the body of the the messages. I'll be happy to try using the Windows search to see if it functions the same, but the in-WLM search box works fine for text in the body of the message, and my account in WLM is my personal one, using IMAP.
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29 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm in the entertainment industry, we all bring our own computers with us to each job so I am my own software/tech support provider! It is the basic WLMail search I'm trying to use - could your having "Ultimate" have anything to do with it? And did you skip the last version of WLMail, so you didn't have to deal with that registry re-write they had us do? Thanks for your responses!
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29 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I am hoping I found the problem - I noticed that users/app data was excluded from the indexing (they were the only items in the "exclude" column). I searched and found the file path for my e-mails, and sure enough - they are in an app data folder. I just figured out how to un-exclude those folders and am re-indexing now. Fingers crossed.
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29 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Sadly that didn't work. Still having the issue. Any help would be much appreciated!
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29 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

The registry fix was for "Windows Search". A workaround would be to first think about where your desired result may be located. If you want the email result, use the search feature built into WLM, otherwise use Windows Search. Want both...use both.
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31 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Starskull View Post
It is the basic WLMail search I'm trying to use - could your having "Ultimate" have anything to do with it? And did you skip the last version of WLMail, so you didn't have to deal with that registry re-write they had us do? Thanks for your responses!
No, because my other two computers are running Pro, and the built-in WLM search works just fine for finding text contained within the body of the e-mails. I also didn't skip any versions in the past, and it has worked for me in each version.

You didn't state what kind of e-mail account you are using, but I wouldn't think that matters...it just works for whatever is contained within WLM. Indexing only affects Windows searches...not WLM.

I'm still confused as to which search you are having trouble with. As stated, the WLM search as always worked.
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31 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the responses.

I've only ever searched for e-mails within WLMail itself - in the "search for a message" box they have in the program.

It didn't work when I got this laptop, I did that registry fix thing, then it worked. Now it doesn't work again, and it still didn't work after updating to WLMail 11.

So are you saying that the WLMail search doesn't use an index at all, or that it uses a different index than windows search?

I've installed Eudora OSE and have been using that when I need to search, but would rather not deal with dropping WLMail and moving everything over if I can get search to work. Plus I'm still sending from WLMail so can't search sent messages.

Any thoughts are much appreciated!
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