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Windows 7: Search on Folders Stopped Working

29 Nov 2012   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

pjd,

The tutorial below works just fine in Windows 7. You might give it a try to see if it may work for you as well.

Search - Add to Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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29 Nov 2012   #12
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

thanks brink - its more or less the same as the other one - so it's not surprising that it doesn't work either

But now I know I wasn't dreaming that it used to work. There must be something 'blocking' it

I might put it in the - make sure you 'fix' this when you do that long promised fresh install of w7 - list

pjd
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29 Nov 2012   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

pjd,

I've updated the tutorial in the post above. If you like, please try it instead to see how it works for you. I didn't need to log off/log on afterwards for it to be applied, but you may if it doesn't work right off.
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29 Nov 2012   #14
indianacarnie

 

I just installed it on mine. Works perfectly and didn't have to re-boot. Thank you , ever since he started this thread I've been thinking it was a good idea. I do seem to remember doing this before too..... could be mistaken. I have used many different context menu tools.
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02 Dec 2012   #15
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks brink, still doesn't want to work - I have a feeling I know what 'broke' it - no names no pack drill. I can live without it, search of the drive is good enough

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
I just installed it on mine. Works perfectly and didn't have to re-boot. Thank you , ever since he started this thread I've been thinking it was a good idea. I do seem to remember doing this before too..... could be mistaken. I have used many different context menu tools.
- great first you question whether I'm talking out of my hat - then you say what a good idea. No hard feelings, just amusing... Enjoy all your right click folder searching and thanks for your help

pjd
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02 Dec 2012   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You could also give File Locator Lite (aka Agent Ransack) a try.
FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility

It's free, easy to use, works well, and has a right click context menu.
I've been using it for years and it has never caused me any problems.
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02 Dec 2012   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjd View Post
Thanks brink, still doesn't want to work - I have a feeling I know what 'broke' it - no names no pack drill. I can live without it, search of the drive is good enough

pjd
Since you know what may have broke it, please post back letting us know, and I'll see if I may be able to work a way to get it fixed if you like.
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