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Windows 7: Search Indexing problem


29 Sep 2010   #1

Windows s7ven
 
 
Search Indexing problem

Hi everyone,

Can you please help me figure out how to fix my "search bar" Sorry, I do not know the name of it but I included a picture. I just reformatted my laptop and now it does not work the way it did before. I used to type msconfig, device manager, and cmd.exe then "enter" and these applications open up. Now, as you can see on the picture, it does not show device manager anymore. My search indexing is on, see picture. I would really appreciate a hand. Thanks.

s7ven,



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29 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello s7ven,

This may be able to help. Check through the items in the NOTE boxes to see if setting those settings may be able to help.

Search in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Sep 2010   #3

Windows s7ven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello s7ven,

This may be able to help. Check through the items in the NOTE boxes to see if setting those settings may be able to help.

Search in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
thanks shawn.. i will read that thread and will let you know if i found the answer. thanks
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29 Sep 2010   #4

Windows s7ven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello s7ven,

This may be able to help. Check through the items in the NOTE boxes to see if setting those settings may be able to help.

Search in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn,

It did not solve my problem. It is really weird because I reformat my laptop almost every 3 mos. and never had this problem. I have not changed any of my indexing settings. Though I put the "Run Command" in my Start Menu and have removed it later on. Do you think it has to the with it?

s7ven,
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29 Sep 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s7ven View Post
...Though I put the "Run Command" in my Start Menu and have removed it later on. Do you think it has to the with it?

s7ven,
I doubt thats the reason because I also added the run command to my start menu, then removed it when i realised the search bar can do the same thing, and did not have the problem you are having. Sorry its not the solution, but i thought it might help to rule this out.
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29 Sep 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

s7ven,

As a test, disable the Search index completely to have Windows 7 use nonindexed searched by default to see if your searches are accurate afterwards.
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30 Sep 2010   #7

Windows s7ven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
s7ven,

As a test, disable the Search index completely to have Windows 7 use nonindexed searched by default to see if your searches are accurate afterwards.

HI Shawn,

I did that and I can't search anymore. Nothing shows up so I guess that is not the answer. Could this be a glitch? I'm pretty sure it is not caused by any other programs in my laptop because right after I reformatted it, I tried to access cmd.exe and it does not show up.

s7ven,
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30 Sep 2010   #8

Windows s7ven
 
 

HI,, I have included the whole drive c now. I can see the cmd.exe but with a whole lot of .mui files. I still can't do cmd.exe then enter because if I do it gives me a result in a new explorer. I also can't search for "device manager"
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30 Sep 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

s7ven,

Is the cmd.exe file there if you go to it's source C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe location?

If yes, then see if having you search options in Folder Options (left) and Customize Start Menu settings (right) set like below may help with the search results.

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30 Sep 2010   #10

Windows s7ven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
s7ven,

Is the cmd.exe file there if you go to it's source C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe location?

If yes, then see if having you search options in Folder Options (left) and Customize Start Menu settings (right) set like below may help with the search results.

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Hi Shawn,

It is working now. Thanks so much. I have a feeling it has to do with the "Search the Control Panel" in the Start Menu Customize. I appreciate your time helping me out. I have probably ticked that off when I customize my Start Menu, how silly of me.

s7ven,
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