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15 Mar 2012   #1
thenoo

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 7 Search Questions

I have been checking out the Windows 7 Search function which is highly rated by MS as a considerable improvement over XP.

I was using as a target for the Search Function some *.mbx files which I know exist in the path :- C:\Users\My Name\App Data\Roaming\Qualcomm\Eudora. These files do not show when I type "*.mbx" in the search box inspite of the fact that they are present there.

If I click on the Properties of the service "Windows Search" I note that I have this set to "MANUAL".

Must I set this to "AUTOMATIC" to enable the location of these files to appear in the Search box?


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15 Mar 2012   #2
well48

Windows 7 Pro 64bit w/ Virtual XP Mode
 
 

My guess would be in Folder Options

tick Show hidden folders, files and drives
uncheck Hide Extensions for known file types
you may have to also
uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
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17 Mar 2012   #3
thenoo

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by well48 View Post
My guess would be in Folder Options

tick Show hidden folders, files and drives
uncheck Hide Extensions for known file types
you may have to also
uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Dis all that but no joy I'm afraid . the files still not showing when typed into the search box
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17 Mar 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Windows Search is the subject of a lot of controversy on this forum.

Bottom line is that it "works" pretty well if you are willing to learn how to use it and ascend the required learning curve.

Others choose to use third party tools that will find *.mbx in 1 second flat with no learning curve.
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18 Mar 2012   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Agreed, since trying Everything, I use it more often then windows search. A Guy
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20 Mar 2012   #6
pcunite

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Windows Search is the subject of a lot of controversy on this forum.

Bottom line is that it "works" pretty well if you are willing to learn how to use it and ascend the required learning curve.

Others choose to use third party tools that will find *.mbx in 1 second flat with no learning curve.
Yes, FileSearchEX is my fav followed by the command line.
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