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Windows 7: Don't understand Windows 7 search!

20 Oct 2010   #1
annette

32 bit home premium
 
 
Don't understand Windows 7 search!

Right page1 shows my pics folder!

Page 2 shows another folder!

Page 3 yet another!

Page 4 shows the results of a jpg search - and comes back with no items found!

There obviously are jpegs there so why doesnt search find them!

Some things seemed so much simpler before ....

Annette




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20 Oct 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Not sure of question. If you are having trouble with Search, are you Indexing? That is needed.

This may help you...

Search in Windows 7
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20 Oct 2010   #3
annette

32 bit home premium
 
 

I have now managed to upload my evidence - why does windows 7 search not simply find all the files called *.jpg in my pics folder?

annette
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20 Oct 2010   #4
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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20 Oct 2010   #5
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by annette View Post
I have now managed to upload my evidence - why does windows 7 search not simply find all the files called *.jpg in my pics folder?

annette
Because your pics folder is located on drive "D". You will need to add drive "D" to your search index.
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20 Oct 2010   #6
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

If it's just about file searches, I rely on Everything It's faster than Windows search because it doesn't index file content. But of course, if you don't include drive D it won't find your pics there either.

-DG
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20 Oct 2010   #7
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Or, in your search results window, scroll to the end and under "search again in" click "computer" It will now search your entire system, including your D drive, albeit, a lot slower.
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20 Oct 2010   #8
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Part of this is a slight issue with how Windows Search 4.0 works. Windows Search 4.0 is part of Windows 7's search function.

Unless you tell it to index your different drives and it finally creates an index of those locations, it won't 'readily' see files you might be looking for.

If you are also using Outlook or other MS products that might have relevant information, Windows Search will try to integrate into that (Outlook 2007, for instance, its 'quick search' for more 'defined' searching, requires Windows Search 4.0 to be installed AND needs time to create an index before you can actually use it to its full capability.)
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22 Oct 2010   #9
annette

32 bit home premium
 
 

Just checked and D is in my indexing list!

I have also run the indexing troubleshooter and that says all is a-ok!

Annette
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22 Oct 2010   #10
annette

32 bit home premium
 
 

I have just deleted and rebuilt the index - it took about a minute and only appeared to index 198 items!

Annette
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