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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 Win7 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 Win7 search obviously worked and did what it should, the lack of expanded metadata in searches is definitely a shortcoming of the Win7 search for these particular cases where you need it.
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