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Windows 7: Window Search Not Working

06 Sep 2010   #1
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Window Search Not Working

Good day,

Today while using my PC I noticed that the windows search option no longer works. If I try and search for something it says 'No Items Match Your Search'. I've tried going into the contol panel and reseting to default but no luck. Has anyone else had similar issues? If so, how can I fix it?


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06 Sep 2010   #2
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've even tried restoring all the folders i'm searching and still no luck. For instance if I open the music folder and search for DJ I get nothing although I have hundreds of folders starting with DJ.
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06 Sep 2010   #3
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm in the process of backing up all my media files which will take a few hours just incase I have to do a reinstall as I've searched the entire net I think and have tried everyting with no luck. I'm completely lost to be honest.
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06 Sep 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

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06 Sep 2010   #5
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I have with no luck.
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06 Sep 2010   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MUFC7 View Post
Yes, I have with no luck.
Is the index process running in task manager when you search for something?

does it ever find things?

Have you set it to search in title only or title and text?

Ken
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06 Sep 2010   #7
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, it is running in task manager. It used to find items yesterday but today it has decided to do it's own thing. I'm not sure how it is set-up. I let a friend use the PC for a while earlier not sure what he could have done.
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06 Sep 2010   #8
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It seems as if my libraries are empty but that's not the case.
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06 Sep 2010   #9
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm going to give Microsoft a call in the morning to see if they can help. If not I'll just do a reinstall.
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06 Sep 2010   #10
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If I run the install disk will it fix the problems or will it do a full install?
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