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Windows 7: Win& 64bit navigation problem

09 Mar 2012   #1
garfers

7 64bit
 
 
Win& 64bit navigation problem

HI, I'm new here so I hope I'm doing this right. I HATE Win7 but I"m stuck with it but can someone tell me if there's something out there that I can install so this version of Windows will emmulate the search feature just like XPPro's Windows exploererr?? I can't believe how they upgraded the OS but it unuseable~ THanks, garfers


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09 Mar 2012   #2
jackbarnard

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You don't really need a search feature integrated into Explorer in W7, just type the file name into the seach bar on the start menu and it'll find it.
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09 Mar 2012   #3
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Follow this tutorial on how to search in windows 7.
Search in Windows 7
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09 Mar 2012   #4
garfers

7 64bit
 
 
Win7 64bit navigation problem

HI,
First off the reponse from "dreamer" is spam! I clicked on the link he provided for a tutorial and saw a chevy commercial and to stop it I had to shut down Firefox. Is that kind of interaction a regular thing here? I don't have time to waste on watching ads I have no interest in.

SEcondly, I totally understand that I"m supposed to enter in the term in the search bar but I want to narrow it down to the type of file, date range etc. I don't want 302856732 results when I search for the word "jazz" on my c drive because I can't remember the doc's name. It was so simple in XPPro, click on search, answer some questions, and BAM! file found. and if there's an add on out there, I would appreciate the info so I can get back to being productive.

Thanks for your help.
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09 Mar 2012   #5
jackbarnard

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Dreamers link is fine...
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09 Mar 2012   #6
garfers

7 64bit
 
 

I forgot to say that I have an XP machine on the network and I can log onto my 7 machine from it and find stuff in a flash that I can't ever seem to find if I'm searching from WE in 7. Makes no sense.
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09 Mar 2012   #7
garfers

7 64bit
 
 

@ jackbarnard can you help with the important part of my question?

and while you say dreamers link is fine, I tried it again and I still get a chevy commercial.
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09 Mar 2012   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The link works for me. It sounds as though the problem is at your end...something is redirecting you to the commercial. Try a different browser.
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09 Mar 2012   #9
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garfers View Post
HI,
First off the reponse from "dreamer" is spam! I clicked on the link he provided for a tutorial and saw a chevy commercial and to stop it I had to shut down Firefox. Is that kind of interaction a regular thing here? I don't have time to waste on watching ads I have no interest in.

SEcondly, I totally understand that I"m supposed to enter in the term in the search bar but I want to narrow it down to the type of file, date range etc. I don't want 302856732 results when I search for the word "jazz" on my c drive because I can't remember the doc's name. It was so simple in XPPro, click on search, answer some questions, and BAM! file found. and if there's an add on out there, I would appreciate the info so I can get back to being productive.

Thanks for your help.
Something is wrong on your end.The link i posted is a link to the tutorial from this site itself.Call it a spam when everyone who clicks on this link get the same response as you got.


Furthermore if you are getting browser redirect i suggest you go for a full malware/virus scan since it is a tell tale sign of virus infection.

Thanks
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09 Mar 2012   #10
garfers

7 64bit
 
 

Thank you for the info about running virus scans. I have the following running in the background at all times and they are updated at least once a day: Norton AV, Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes. I also manually update and run Spybot S&D and Microsoft Security Essentials along with a few others if I feel I may have gone to a skanky site.

Now, can anyone help me with either a suggested add-on or how to search in 7 like I can in XPPro?
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