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Windows 7: Windows 7 Search Not Working

24 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 Search Not Working

Searching folders for documents, music, etc. was working fine just a few days ago, but now suddenly it has stopped working completely. The search features in the start menu, windows explorer, and WIN + F aren't working.

As I type a search query, I get no instant results. Even after I press enter I get absolutely no results. However in the start menu when I search something and click "See more results" I get an error like this:

[Window Title]
search:query=notepad

[Content]
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

[OK]

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I've tried to rebuild the search index and disable and enable the search feature through control panel, but it still isn't working. I've tried system restore but that hasn't helped either.

I would like to note that when I start Windows in safe mode, the search features work as usual.

What else can I do to fix this? Thanks for your help!

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24 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Nioxxe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help.

Windows Search - Configure and Use

Hope this help,
Shawn
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25 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your help, but tips listed did not solve my problem
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25 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry to hear that.

Since it was working a few days ago, you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated for when search did work properly.
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25 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this:
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click System and Security
  4. Click Administrative Tools
  5. Double-click Services (You may need to responond to a UAC prompt
  6. Find and double click the Windows Search service:
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    Services
  7. Is the Startup type set to Automatic (Delayed Start):
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    Windows Search Service Settings


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