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Windows 7: Make start menu search display everything

22 Mar 2012   #1
mike6623

Windows 8 Pro
 
 
Make start menu search display everything

Before, when I would type anything into my seach menu, pretty much everything on the computer would show up, now only certain things do. I did the properties, display all folders, etc and it is doing the same thing. How can I fx this?

Windows 7 ultimate, 64 bit HP


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22 Mar 2012   #2
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Have you checked out this article?
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22 Mar 2012   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mike,

In addition: Search - Have More Accurate Search Results

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Mar 2012   #4
mike6623

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
Have you checked out this article?
I have no option to change indexing options. That article is great, although is mostly about how to show less, I want to see alll
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25 Apr 2012   #5
mike6623

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

No word on this, I am not sure if I was clear with my explanation. I am not looking to have more "accurate information" actually, I am looking for scattered information. I want to be able to see everything. I used to just type in "the" and anything in my pc with that name in it would show up, now even it I start to type a proram, a document, or a movie, only some will appear. I want to show everything when I search in the start menu search bar.
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25 Apr 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mike,

From the tutorial I posted above, see if having your Search options set like below may help.

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25 Apr 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Just press the shift key +* when the Search field has the focus and Windows will list various categories that will show all the shortcuts to everything on your computer when the category header is expanded.

The screenshot below gives you an example of what you'll see.

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