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Windows 7: Files appear in start bar search, but not anywhere else.

05 May 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, they sit in some cache in Appdata > Local that you cannot get to.


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05 May 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
did you try the 'registry cleaner' section of CCleaner?
I doubt that would help.
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05 May 2012   #13
Belatryx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, they sit in some cache in Appdata > Local that you cannot get to.
Aw lame. So a.k.a I cannot get rid of them?
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05 May 2012   #14
Belatryx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
did you try the 'registry cleaner' section of CCleaner?
I doubt that would help.
No it didn't unfortunately.
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05 May 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Those junctions do no harm. I would not worry about them.
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05 May 2012   #16
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Belatryx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The files are gone. Those are just leftover junctions.
Yes, I know this.. but I am just wondering if there is a way to delete these leftover junctions. I guess I can't see them unless I physically search for them, but I just don't quite understand why they are still searchable in my start bar.
You probably need to rebuild the Search Index.

Rebuilding the index can take a long time to complete, depending upon the number of files and available resources in the system. Follow these steps to rebuild the Search Index in Windows 7:
1. Click Start, type Indexing Options. Press ENTER
2. In the Indexing Options window, click Advanced
3. When the User Account Control prompt appears, click Continue
4. To rebuild the Search index, click the Rebuild button

5. Click OK when you see the following message:
This operation will completely re-build the indexed locations on your computer and might resolve problems if your search results often appear to be out of date. This operation might take a long time.
6. Click OK
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05 May 2012   #17
Belatryx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
did you try the 'registry cleaner' section of CCleaner?
I doubt that would help.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Belatryx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The files are gone. Those are just leftover junctions.
Yes, I know this.. but I am just wondering if there is a way to delete these leftover junctions. I guess I can't see them unless I physically search for them, but I just don't quite understand why they are still searchable in my start bar.
You probably need to rebuild the Search Index.

Rebuilding the index can take a long time to complete, depending upon the number of files and available resources in the system. Follow these steps to rebuild the Search Index in Windows 7:
1. Click Start, type Indexing Options. Press ENTER
2. In the Indexing Options window, click Advanced
3. When the User Account Control prompt appears, click Continue
4. To rebuild the Search index, click the Rebuild button

5. Click OK when you see the following message:
This operation will completely re-build the indexed locations on your computer and might resolve problems if your search results often appear to be out of date. This operation might take a long time.
6. Click OK
This worked!! Thank you very much, you are very smart

Thank you also to everyone else who helped..

Check out this thread as well, let me know if you know a solution.. thanks again!

Uninstalled programs still have notification area icons?
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05 May 2012   #18
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Belatryx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
did you try the 'registry cleaner' section of CCleaner?
I doubt that would help.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Belatryx View Post

Yes, I know this.. but I am just wondering if there is a way to delete these leftover junctions. I guess I can't see them unless I physically search for them, but I just don't quite understand why they are still searchable in my start bar.
You probably need to rebuild the Search Index.

Rebuilding the index can take a long time to complete, depending upon the number of files and available resources in the system. Follow these steps to rebuild the Search Index in Windows 7:
1. Click Start, type Indexing Options. Press ENTER
2. In the Indexing Options window, click Advanced
3. When the User Account Control prompt appears, click Continue
4. To rebuild the Search index, click the Rebuild button

5. Click OK when you see the following message:
This operation will completely re-build the indexed locations on your computer and might resolve problems if your search results often appear to be out of date. This operation might take a long time.
6. Click OK
This worked!! Thank you very much, you are very smart

Thank you also to everyone else who helped..

Check out this thread as well, let me know if you know a solution.. thanks again!

Uninstalled programs still have notification area icons?
Thank you for the compliment. I am glad the suggestion worked for you.
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