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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit search doesn't find correct data?

28 Mar 2012   #1
eiger3970

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit search doesn't find correct data?

I am using the search found, when you click the Microsoft Windows flag/symbol/orb.

I search for a word: episodic.
The results are only 1 word document which has a question: What is episodic.

The Windows 7 search does not find my 2nd word document which has the answer: Episodic is...
nor does Windows 7 search find other powerpoint lectures and presentations including the definition of the word episodic?

Can someone help as this is just one example of many failed Windows 7 searches.


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28 Mar 2012   #2
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think the search from the start menu only searches for file names (don't know if there's a way to change that). To find text within files you could use the search function in Explorer.
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29 Mar 2012   #3
eiger3970

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I just tried that.
I went to Computer. Then entered the word 'episodic' into the search field on the top right.
Windows said 'No items match your search'?
Any other ideas please let me know.
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29 Mar 2012   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Search from the start menu only searches for files in the locations you have set to be indexed.

You can change the folders to be indexed:

Index Locations - Add or Remove

You can also add or remove different file types that it searches for:

Index - Add or Remove File Types

And, you can configure it to just search for file names or to also search the contents of the files:

Search Options - Change or Restore
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