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Windows 7: Windows Search not working

31 May 2012   #1
Empyreal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Search not working

recently i've been unable to search for folders, files, etc. that are located in "Computer"... for example I search for something I know is there and all I get is "No items match your search." I am however, able to search in libraries, homegroup, custom..., and internet and they also make a sound whenever I click on them, but when I click computer it yields no response.

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02 Jun 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Welcome to SF Empyreal

Have you seen this this tutorial- Index - Rebuild
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02 Jun 2012   #3
Empyreal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Welcome to SF Empyreal

Have you seen this this tutorial- Index - Rebuild
Just finished rebuilding it, but i'm still unable to search in
"computer" though I am able to search in local disk c:
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02 Jun 2012   #4
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@empyreal: try the same search in C:\ and then in Computer - hint, you can navigate to Computer and select the search item from the drop down search list.

What are the results?
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02 Jun 2012   #5
Empyreal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
@empyreal: try the same search in C:\ and then in Computer - hint, you can navigate to Computer and select the search item from the drop down search list.

What are the results?
I get results in C:\ but not computer
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02 Jun 2012   #6
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

that's a shame.

I can't really see the info on your images, could you try again, one image at a time and so a snip of the window, not the whole screen (on the snipping tool, down arrow on new - select window, then use the hand to select one window, save it, then the same thing for the next)

Thanks
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02 Jun 2012   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Have you tried the Microsoft Mr. Fixit?
Fix Windows Desktop Search when it crashes or not showing results
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02 Jun 2012   #8
Empyreal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

edited the image.. should be able to see the text if you zoom in on it, and yes i've tried Mr. Fixit but it didn't help :/
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02 Jun 2012   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

ok, it would be helpful if I didn't have to down load the image, but I did and I see Search results in C:, but only an explorer window for the computer - no search results.

Too bad about the Mr. Fixit, sometimes the fix is for a different problem - same area, but different

Sorry about the small images - but I had to work with what you provided. See the two snips of you images.

--> it's almost as if you didn't hit the return key... can't tell from here though. I would expect to see the "No items match your search" msg


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02 Jun 2012   #10
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I emulated what I see in your images - see the difference
two are Search results
one is just an explorer window


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