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Windows 7: Windows 7 Search is Inconsistent

29 Nov 2011   #1

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Windows 7 Search is Inconsistent

I have had issues with Windows 7 and Vista search since I started using them. I am hoping someone can tell me what I am doing wrong. If I search in non-indexed locations for a file that I know is in that location or its subdirectories somewhere, why does it sometimes never show up? Here is an example of what I mean:

Edit: Guess it would help if I included the search options I use.



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29 Nov 2011   #2

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On the second foto it ask's you to add it to the index just add it to the index and it will find those files
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29 Nov 2011   #3

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Afraid even that does not fix the problem...


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29 Nov 2011   #4

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It appears that it cannot find partial matches to strings unless the string being searched for is the beginning of the file name. Only strings seperated by _ can be found in the middle of the file name


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29 Nov 2011   #5

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Ah, I have to search for *Homography* to find it. Stupid wildcards.
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