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Windows 7: Explorer Search Problem !!!

29 May 2011   #1
borhan48

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit
 
 
Explorer Search Problem !!!

Hi,
I've installed windows 7 on my PC more than a year ago. Everything was working fine. But from the past few days I'm noticing that whenever trying to navigate a file by pressing any letter from keyboard in windows explorer it starts searching instead of highlighting that file/folder.
Normally it should happen after clicking the search box or by pressing CTRL+E. I'm in a great difficulty, what should I do ? Please help me.


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29 May 2011   #2
James Colbert

 
 

Is the cursor in the WE search field when you press the letter?
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29 May 2011   #3
borhan48

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Is the cursor in the WE search field when you press the letter?
Nope, Of course not.
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29 May 2011   #4
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borhan48 View Post

Nope, Of course not.
Sorry, but those questions must be asked. .

Have you run SFC?
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30 May 2011   #5
borhan48

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Have you run SFC?
Yes I did. But it didn't help.
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30 May 2011   #6
James Colbert

 
 

A curious problem. If it was just the last few days that this issue started ocurring, I would try the easy way out with a System Restore point pre-dating the issue. It may not reveal the cause, but it may eliminate the annoyance.
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30 May 2011   #7
borhan48

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit
 
 

There are no restore point in my PC at this time. What should I do now ?
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30 May 2011   #8
James Colbert

 
 

Honestly, I'm stumped. Tedious, but you could try unchecking options one at a time in Control Panel/System/Advanced|Performance tab. And also play with the checkbox options in Folder Options|View tab. It might help, but it's grasping at straws. Other than that, a repair install? Perhaps someone will come along who has heard of this issue before. Sorry I couldn't help.

James
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30 May 2011   #9
borhan48

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit
 
 

@James Colbert,
Thanks for your effort buddy. At least you tried to help me. But my problem is still ongoing.
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31 May 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi borhan48, I've been following along with your issue. When in a folder and you press a letter does the Search Filter box open?
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Or do you see the progress bar in the address area?
Have you installed a keyboard app or a file manager app of any kind?
I would advise to turn on System Protection (restore). It has saved my butt on a few occasions.


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