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Windows 7: Unable to locate screensaver files

14 Feb 2010   #1
Newt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Unable to locate screensaver files

Hello,I just did a search for my screensavers,as I have done in the past,from start>search>.scr but no screensaver flies show up.I went to C:\Windows\system 32 but no scr or screensaver folders show.When I type in .scr in search I get a few different results,text docs,and when I click on show more results I get a message saying :
Windows cannot find 'Search:query=.scr.Make sure you typed the name correctly then try again.

My screensavers work,it's just the problem of locating them that is the issue.I used to be able to view them all from search results but now the search is not showing them,nor can I manually find them.

Anyone know what my problem is and how to resolve it?

Thank you!


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14 Feb 2010   #2
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

Try using *.scr for your search.
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14 Feb 2010   #3
Newt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Guntmeister View Post
Try using *.scr for your search.
I already tried that with the same error.
I have tried almost all combination of letters and words,no luck!
It's irritating because at one time I could get all .scr files.
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14 Feb 2010   #4
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

Search for *.scr again. In the window that opens it says no results.

Now click on Custom and put a checkmark in the system32 folder.

Click OK. They should show up now
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14 Feb 2010   #5
Newt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Solved.
I had to use the search box in C:Windows\system 32 and there they were.
They were not showing up in the drop down tree under C>Windows>System 32,but then I did the search and "ah ha!"
Thanks for the help.
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