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Windows 7: Start > Windows doesn't search for files in other harddrives

27 Jun 2012   #1

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Start > Windows doesn't search for files in other harddrives

When I search for programs on the search function when you hit the windows button it only searches for files found on the same harddrive I installed Windows on (C: SSD 120GB).
I have all my other files, pictures games movies etc on my E and F harddrive.
However when I search for the names on the search bar nothing pops up, can I fix this somehow?

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27 Jun 2012   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Start> Computer> then select/highlight which hard drive to search.

Tutorial here> Search in Windows 7

I prefer Option Two starting at Step #2. This way you can easily select what drive you search.


The Start search bar you are trying to use only searches the installed OS drive as you have found out.

Hope that helps.
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27 Jun 2012   #3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Start> Computer> then select/highlight which hard drive to search.

Tutorial here> Search in Windows 7

I prefer Option Two starting at Step #2. This way you can easily select what drive you search.


The Start Serach bar you are trying to use only searches the installed OS drive as you have found out.

Hope that helps.
I mean at the Step One, it's that search function I want to be able to search through multiple hardrives and the guide you linked me doesn't show how to do that.

That can't be correct, as it worked just fine(I could use the search function to search for other harddrive files) before I reinstalled windows on my main harddrive.
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27 Jun 2012   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

As far as I know Start search bar only searches the OS drive.
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27 Jun 2012   #5

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Try adding the drives to the Index for searching.

Index Locations - Add or Remove
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