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Windows 7: Search doesn't seem to be working

23 May 2009   #1
reo

vista x64
 
 
Search doesn't seem to be working

Does Win 7 search sub directories in Libraries too? I looks like I have it turned on, but often returns nothing.

Thanks,

Reid


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23 May 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Reid,

Double check your Search settings to see if it set like the example in the link for it to search everywhere for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 May 2009   #3
reo

vista x64
 
 

Thanks all check that out. When you search a library, does it search sub folders too?

Thanks,

Reid
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23 May 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, it sure will, but you will need to have the index turned on to be able to search the Libraries though. It is on by default.
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