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Windows 7: Search in windows explorer

02 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bits
 
 
Search in windows explorer

Search in windows explorer does not work. Whatever I fill in in the box top right in the window, no search action takes place.
What to do?

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02 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

After you type in the box tick on computer and see what happens.
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03 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bits
 
 
Search in Windows Explorer

nothing happens! Nothing is found
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03 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bits
 
 
Search does not work

Search does not work in W-Explorer. It also does not work in the Start Search. The last can only find programs.
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03 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

By chance have you been in Services and turned off Indexing? Have you turned off any Windows 7 Services?
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03 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bits
 
 
Search does not work

I do not think so. How to check?
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03 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
You can still search ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
By chance have you been in Services and turned off Indexing? Have you turned off any Windows 7 Services?
Turning "Windows Search" off doesn't cause searches to fail (on my PC).

I have it "Disabled" and I can still search.
The same thing was true on my previous Windows 7 installation.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guusvd View Post
I do not think so. How to check?
  • Open the "Start Menu" and type "Services" in the Search box (no quotes).
  • Choose "Services" from the results.
  • Scroll down the list until you find "Windows Search" and check the "Status" and "Startup Type".
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03 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bits
 
 
Search problem

I changed Indexing. Now it works. Thanks
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03 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Interesting and Weird

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guusvd View Post
I changed Indexing. Now it works. Thanks
Interesting.

It's weird how the same software works differently on different PCs.

You can see that I have "Windows Search" set to "Disabled", but I can still perform searches.
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03 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Glad it works for you now. My rule of the thumb is don't fool with Windows 7 Services. If you are happy please mark this thread Solved.
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