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Windows 7: Incorrect Index Searches


08 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Incorrect Index Searches

Sometimes when Iím updating files that happen to reside in my user folder, the same folder thatís indexed on my Windows 7 machine, Iíll notice that the indexing engine doesnít always pick up the last time it was actually modified. Itís kind of spotty actually, sometimes itíll pick it up and sometimes it wonít. Why is that and is there anything I can do to improve the authenticity of my searches, kind of like an Indexing Best Practices?

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08 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Indexing is not a quick proposition. One or two small edited files should update pretty quickly but if your editing a large, or several large files, it could take some time.
To improve your search reliability, knowledge is power. Learning the syntax language and understanding boolean searches goes a long way in making Windows work for you.
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08 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I know the Windows Explorer Search syntax pretty well but sometimes when a file is updated and then saved, it doesn’t pick up the new modified date and time. And in those cases, I’ve noticed it never picks it up, not even hours later, so it’s like it skips over it.
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