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11 Dec 2010   #1

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Windows 7 File Indexing - many files don't appear when typed in the St

When I click on the Windows 7 start button and type in a file name into the search box, very often files I know that exist on my hard drive are not listed in the index.
I went into Indexing Options where it shows about 4000 files index (seems low), Local Disc (C) is listed under indexed locations.
Is there any way to fix this problem so that ALL of my files on my hard drive are indexed, so I can quickly find them via the Windows 7 Start menu search box?
Thanks

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11 Dec 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techman41973 View Post
When I click on the Windows 7 start button and type in a file name into the search box, very often files I know that exist on my hard drive are not listed in the index.
I went into Indexing Options where it shows about 4000 files index (seems low), Local Disc (C) is listed under indexed locations.
Is there any way to fix this problem so that ALL of my files on my hard drive are indexed, so I can quickly find them via the Windows 7 Start menu search box?
Thanks
Is the entire "C" drive checked or is it partially grayed out. Normally index doesn't include some folders (like system 32) because it slows down indexing.

what folder and file was searched for


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12 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Everything on Drive C is checked, no greyed out folders
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12 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

See this excellent tutorial by Dzomlija: Setting Up Windows Search
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13 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

What is the path of the file you are looking for? You should be aware that even if your entire C:\ drive is indexed, there are still files and folders that search wont find, such as program files, system files and folders, and protected files and folders. Even when indexed, Windows will not search these locations. Also, it is a very, very bad idea to index your entire drive. It slows searches immensely.
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