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: Search does not find files


14 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Search does not find files

Been using Windows 7 for a few months and I like it pretty well so far. Search is really the only thing I am having trouble with.

I have two hard drives installed in my case. Drive "C:" is for my windows system files and program files. All the other user data goes into drive "B:\". When I do a search in windows, it will quickly show files that reside on the c:. The problem is that it will not find any files that are on the b:. I checked the indexing options and the b: is included there (with no exclusions). I can do a search from a folder and while I know the file is there because I can see it, the search will not find it.

I have tried doing a search from the start panel and from windows explorer and neither will find any file on the b: drive.

Any ideas on what I am missing?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Oct 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Karthur,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Just to make sure, would you post the output of DiskManagement in your next post?





HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY

Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT Spacebar key combo | X key
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.

Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER
Click the New button.
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save button

Post the snapshot:
Screenshot - How to post
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Here is a screen capture of the Disk Managment display.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-10-14_1219
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


14 Oct 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY

Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT Spacebar key combo | X key
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.

Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER
Click the New button.
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save button

Post the snapshot:
Screenshot - How to post



I never access 3rd party sites. Use the posting procedure given please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I never access 3rd party sites. Use the posting procedure given please.
Not a problem...

Here is the screen capture.

Thanks


Attached Thumbnails
Search does not find files-disk_mgmt.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Excellent.

Now in Disk Management you can change the drive letter.

Change the drive letter from B to D or whatever but not to A or B.

If you right-click in the area for B: then there will be choice to change drive letter and paths, from there you can change the letter assigned.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Drive letter b: was not meant for hard drive use, therefore change the drive letter to d: and all will work fine
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You beat me too it Karlsnooks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I appreciate the reinforcement. Always good to see a conflux of opinions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks.. that works
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Search does not find files




Thread Tools




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 09:06 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