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Windows 7: Library Question


28 Jan 2011   #1

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Library Question

Hi,

I'm having some trouble arranging my photo library uisng the the Day or Month options.

I have added a folder with my photo's to the Library, and it is arranged using the Folder option. If I click on the pull-down list and select any other option (e.g. Day) then it simply goes back to Folder (see image). I can't seem to select any other option apart from Folder.

Does anyone know why this might be?

Thanks,
Golden



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28 Jan 2011   #2

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Update :

Been doing some research : the problems appears related to corruption in the INDEXING. See below:

Broken search in Windows 7 Libraries

The suggested fix seems to be creating a new user profile - quite an extreme and unorthodox "fix" to say the least. Microsoft really needs to look into this more.

This poses a conundrum for me, since I have turned OFF indexing since my C: is a SSD (and that is where the Library is stored/acccessed) but my photo's are physically saved in E: (spinner drive). I don't think turning OFF indexing is the cause of the problem since its not mentioned in the link above.

Anyone using a SSD have the same problems? BTW : you will see this issue simply by trying to arrange the default Sample Pictures under Public Pictures (see below).

Regards,
Golden


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30 Jan 2011   #3

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Hi,

Any INDEX guru's want to offer some comment on this issue?

Regards,
Golden
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30 Jan 2011   #4

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 


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No problem here, could it be a corrupt library,?
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30 Jan 2011   #5

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Thanks.

No, I don' think so. I created the Library from scratch/brand new and it behaved this way from the start. No idea how it could corrupt at first setup.

I suspect this is related to INDEXING, so I guess I should ask:

Can libraries be arranged if indexing is turned off?

Quite odd.
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30 Jan 2011   #6
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Hello Golden,

Yep, that is correct.

Disabling the index, or disable Windows Search service, in Windows 7 will cause you to no longer be able to do searches or use Arrange by in Libraries.
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30 Jan 2011   #7

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Ah! Thanks Brink. From your Vista link:


Warning
  • Disabling the index may also impact some Microsoft programs, like MS Office Outlook or Windows Media Player, that use the Index when they search.
  • Disabling the index in Windows 7 will cause you to no longer be able to do searches in Libraries.
  • Disabling the index in Windows 7 will cause you to no longer be able to use Arrange by in Libraries.


Do you know if its possible to index only a single location (ie. my Library)? I am hesitant to turn on indexing for everything since this would be on my SSD, and I want to avoid indexing that.

Perhaps I should re-visit the benefits or not, of turning off indexing on my SSD?

Regards,
Golden
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31 Jan 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Thanks.

No, I don' think so. I created the Library from scratch/brand new and it behaved this way from the start. No idea how it could corrupt at first setup.

Quite odd.
What do you mean "you created the Libraries" from scratch.

The Libraries are already part of the system, if you've altered them in some way,its obviously screwed them up.

Restore to a point before you "created" them.
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31 Jan 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
What do you mean "you created the Libraries" from scratch.

The Libraries are already part of the system, if you've altered them in some way,its obviously screwed them up.

Restore to a point before you "created" them.
System Restore is unneccessary : the underlying Library structure hasn't been altered or changed.

By "created from scratch" I mean added/associated files to the Library.

See Brink's post for the underlying issue.
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31 Jan 2011   #10

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Ah sorry.!
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