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Windows 7: Windows Search Not working.

19 Jul 2011   #11
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Go to msconfig and uncheck all start up itmes, reboot and check indexing. Reenable start ups one at a time, with a reboot, and check each time.

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20 Jan 2012   #12

Win 7 - 32 bit
Indexing is not running

Here's a variant of this indexing issue, combined with a search issue. When I look at indexing options, it says indexing is not running - and there are no locations etc - the modify button is grey, if you rebuild, nothiung happens . I activate under Programs and Features to no avail. Of further interest - I cannot search in my own libraries, documents etc, however I can search if I approach it from users\name\my documents. Trying to enable Wsearch in processes ends with a stop.

this is driving me nuts! Help!
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28 Jul 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64

If you've tried everything else, and Search programs and files is still coming up empty…
Right-click on Start>Click Properties>Start Menu>Customize...>Slide down and Tick “Search Programs and Control Panel”>OK>OK Give it a try.

Optionally, while inside Customize...>Slide down to “Search other files and libraries”
It's probably set to "Don't search" Try “Search with public folders”s
This will cause the search to include directories that are indexed.
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