Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: No search available in 'moved' User folders - Bug?

16 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
No search available in 'moved' User folders - Bug?

If this is a bug, it's a pretty big one. Perhaps I have a setting that's been switched away from its default setting. But, I have partitioned data drive to which I've "relocated" or moved several of my user folders (music, video, documents folders, etc.) using the Location tab in the folder's properties. I have done this in Vista previously and in a previous build of Windows 7.

Here's the odd part. I cannot perform any searches in those folders at their new location at the root of my data partition, i.e. no search results appear for *any* searches! However, for those folders at the root of the data partition that did *not* originate from the User folder, searches work just fine.

Now, what in the world would cause this odd behavior??


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 May 2009   #2

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Have a look at that: Start menu search
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

OK, thanks. I was about to add that I solved the problem. By default, Windows 7 indexes pretty much all of the folders found originally in the User's folder - and when they've been moved to the root of a partitioned drive, as in my case.

Now, because these folders were included in the "indexed locations", Windows checks the index first, but fails (by design or not) to perform a non-index type of search in case of an index failure. In my case, the index database indeed needed to be rebuilt, as there clearly was something wrong with having all those folders indexed while reporting that only a total of 200 files were actually indexed! So, I decided simply to remove some of the unnecessary folders from the index and then proceeded to rebuild the database. That solved the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 No search available in 'moved' User folders - Bug?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: No search available in 'moved' User folders - Bug?
Thread Forum
wrong search results after files moved General Discussion
Solved Do ALL folders from C get moved into windows.old? Installation & Setup
User Folders - Moving User Folders by Modular Script Tutorials
Windows 7 search files and folders vs Outlook 2007 search General Discussion
Moved folders still show up General Discussion
Win 7 renamed/moved all my new music folders while i was out to lunch! Performance & Maintenance
moved folders to a different drive General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33