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Windows 7: Search programs and files blank/no results


11 Jun 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh, duh..I was following some directions that told me it was under accessories>system tools.

Thanks!

Will report back after I try deleting the EDB file.

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11 Jun 2011   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

James, on step 1 It says to stop windows search services. I understand to get there you need to type 'services' in windows search. Since I can't do that, where can I find this?

thanks
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11 Jun 2011   #23

 
 

Start Menu|Right click on Computer, choose Manage, choose Services from the left pane.

Or, you can go to C:\Windows\System32\Services.msc.
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11 Jun 2011   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Got it turned off, hmm...

When I went to copy the windows.edb file, it said 'The action can not be completed because this file is open in windows search.'
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11 Jun 2011   #25

 
 

Check Control Panel\Indexing Options. Is index running?
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11 Jun 2011   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 



I would assume it is running? I can't tell. If it is, should I turn it off, and how?
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11 Jun 2011   #27

 
 

Try checking task manager to see if it's running. You'll have to click the Show Process from All Users button. If it is, end the process:

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11 Jun 2011   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ugh, it was in there, and I ended it. It still says that windows search is using the file and I can't copy it.

hmmmph.
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11 Jun 2011   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I went to look again, and I see searchIndexer there again. It seems it just comes right back after I end it.
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11 Jun 2011   #30

 
 

Double check Services. Is it still running? Double click on the Windows Search service, click on stop, set the startup type to disabled, as in screenshot, then check TM process to see if it's still running.

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