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Windows 7: Windows Explorer won't show file details in search


14 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Windows Explorer won't show file details in search

Why are certain details, such as Frame Height, allowed in Windows Explorer when looking in a specific folder, but are missing when searching the contents of the same folder?

For example, I'm inside a folder (in details view) of video files and ask Explorer to show details of Frame Height. It will show that for certain file types. But when I search for one of the files by name, the Frame Height will be blank for the same file it just showed me the info for.


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15 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It is generally accepted that the Windows 7 search is inadequate. Most here use AgentRansak, FileSearchEX, or Void Everything.
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15 Feb 2012   #3

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcunite View Post
It is generally accepted by those that don't take the time to understand Windows 7 search that the Windows 7 search is inadequate.
Fixed your quote so it wasn't misleading.

What you're experiencing in this case is the default metadata view of files found in Windows 7 search. When you use the search feature, it doesn't have the ability to display the expanded metadata of all the different file types it finds (unlike when it displays everything within a single folder), so it displays a certain set of common metadata. Why, I'm not sure. Although Windows 7 search obviously worked and did what it should, the lack of expanded metadata in searches is definitely a shortcoming of the Windows 7 search for these particular cases where you need it.
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