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Windows 7: I somehow broke my windows search feature, help needed.

12 Aug 2009   #11
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

disabled search indexing? Service was still working despite having turned off search feature? I'll have to read more about it I guess, this is getting confusing.

Whatever you did to search indexing, I'd say undo it and try again.

edit:

Sorry about that, unless you are talking about something else, indexing service is disabled by default in Windows 7 (this is being done by windows search now), so does it mean you had turned it on before or you are talking about something that was on by default?


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12 Aug 2009   #12
Khaotik55

Windows 7
 
 

I disabled search indexing at the same time I disabled windows search, they're two separate options. I tried enabling them both also, to no avail, It's still failing.
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12 Aug 2009   #13
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

yes, they're distinct, you don't need indexing service, windows search is enough, so that's not our solution.

I guess that meanwhile you've been using alternative search utilities?

I have to say I don't know exactly what gets disabled when you turn windows search off, search in explorer or search in start menu as well? (I'm silly, should have checked that myself when I disabled it earlier)

In case we don't find a solution, you might want to consider those programs (chances are you know them already) :

everything is great for a quick search, while effective file search is a full featured search program meant to replace windows search function
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12 Aug 2009   #14
Khaotik55

Windows 7
 
 

"I have to say I don't know exactly what gets disabled when you turn windows search off, search in explorer or search in start menu as well?"

Both, they completely disappear. I don't really use Search I would just like it there just in case I needed to find a specific file or what not.
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12 Aug 2009   #15
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

in that case, just go with the alternatives above, you'll be happy
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13 Aug 2009   #16
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Have you tried the old "sfc /scannow" trick?
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13 Aug 2009   #17
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

he doesn't have the install disc, unless somehow windows 7 manages that differently and requires no disc?
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13 Aug 2009   #18
Khaotik55

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Have you tried the old "sfc /scannow" trick?
That actually worked thanks.

It didn't ask for my DVD, but that might have been because I mounted the ISO onto a virtual drive, but once again my search works, thank you.

It also added some effects on the top of my file transfer windows that I've never seen before, like I was missing it...
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14 Aug 2009   #19
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Cool. Glad it worked. Happy hunting!
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03 Jan 2010   #20
psychfunk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have the same problem except I disabled WMP and IE. As with Khaotik55, they disabled perfectly fine, but it gets to 96% on renabling them, and then I get a failure message and it reverts changes. No error message or codes as such. Windows 7 x64 Build 7600.
Only problem I've had with Seven so far...
Thanks in advance.
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