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Windows 7: search is not showing the files i searched.

10 Jan 2011   #1
acer3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
search is not showing the files i searched.

i was looking for a picture so i searched for it using Start > Search programs and files but it didn't return the file i was looking for so i tried looking for other things but still no results were found apparently only programs and OS stuff has results. i tried rebuilding the indexes and i tried not using indexes, but nothing changed. by the way, the search box next to the address bar is working.


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10 Jan 2011   #2
acer3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

oh problem fixed. it turns out that the 'search other files and libraries' option was set to don't search.
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