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04 Aug 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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When I do a search a number of results appear. I click on one result. It might not be the one I want. But I cannot get back to the other search results. I have to enter the details in the search box again.

I'm sure I'm missing something. Any assistance gratefully accepted.


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04 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gerribol View Post
When I do a search a number of results appear. I click on one result. It might not be the one I want. But I cannot get back to the other search results. I have to enter the details in the search box again.

I'm sure I'm missing something. Any assistance gratefully accepted.
Have you tried using the Back button?

Inte the following screenshots, I searched for all folders containing the word "queen", using the search query "queen kind:folder" (without the quotes):

Name:  Image1.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  64.8 KB
Search Results

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Views: 0
Size:  71.7 KB
The display after I double-clicked on the result "Queen of the Damed". This is not the folder I was looking for...

Name:  Image3.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  69.6 KB
...so I click the "Back" button in the top left of the window...

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Views: 0
Size:  63.6 KB
...which takes me back to the results page.


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06 Aug 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thankyou Domzli...
No I haven't tried the back button. So I'm sure your reply has the correct info and I will try the back button next time I do a search
Thanks once again
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07 Aug 2010   #4

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post

Inte the following screenshots, I searched for all folders containing the word "queen", using the search query "queen kind:folder" (without the quotes):
Just out of curiosity : is there some particular syntax to "search queries" ? I have been just putting in the file/folder name indiscriminately and more often than not -not found what I've been looking for.
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07 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justalogin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post

Inte the following screenshots, I searched for all folders containing the word "queen", using the search query "queen kind:folder" (without the quotes):
Just out of curiosity : is there some particular syntax to "search queries" ? I have been just putting in the file/folder name indiscriminately and more often than not -not found what I've been looking for.
As a matter of fact, there is plenty. I created the Advanced Searches tutorial back on the Vista Forums that answers your question.
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07 Aug 2010   #6

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
As a matter of fact, there is plenty. I created the Advanced Searches tutorial back on the Vista Forums that answers your question.
Wow ! That's an eye-opener !! Thanks for that detailed and exhaustive clarification. Couldn't have asked for more
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07 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justalogin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
As a matter of fact, there is plenty. I created the Advanced Searches tutorial back on the Vista Forums that answers your question.
Wow ! That's an eye-opener !! Thanks for that detailed and exhaustive clarification. Couldn't have asked for more
Glad to have been of help.

Honestly, in recent times I can't remember searching for a filename. The advanced search facilities of Vista and 7 has almost made filenames obsolete.

Even though I do keep proper folder and filename structures for everything, Windows 7 has so vastly improved the performance and scope of search compared to even Vista, that it has become one of my primary tools of file management.
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09 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I wish I could say the same. I had a lot better results with Vista search. 7 is super slow for me, and I have rebuilt the index twice.
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