If I try to do a search in any Windows Explorer screen, nothing happens. It does not matter what I am looking for, the driver
or the folder. I can type the name of the file or even just use a wildcard like *.mp3 and after pressing enter, nothing happens.
If I try to search from the start button I get no results, but I do get an option to show more results, unlike an explorer windows.
If I hit the show more results option, the following error appears:
Window title is "search:query=*.*"
Error window body is "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the proper permissions to access the item."
I am signed in as the true adminisitration (not some stupid pseudo admin) and UAC is disabled.
Windows search service is automatic and started.
Indexing is on and I have verified that the C: and E: drives are indexed, I can not remove the data; appdata; appdata exclusions from the C:. If you modify either drive, all locations are checked for indexing.
under Advanced Options, I have already rebuilt the index from the troublshooting section and that did not help.
all file types are selected for processing.
I don't even get the option to choose unindexed locations.
I have tried multiple microsoft fixits and all of them say that they are not for my windows version, despite the fact that I have Windows 7 SP1.
There's a lot more that I have tried but it appears that I have already deleted the files... yeah, that's helpful.
Anyone able to shine some light on this? I can't even search for control panel items while I am in the control panel.
The query can be anything, even a direct file path. I just used the *.* to make the example of the error