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Windows 7: Windows Search yielding No Results after changing Users Location

04 Feb 2013   #11
Rookie2

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So if you try the mklink workaround, your link folder should be C:\Users\Your_username\Documents, not ...\My Documents.
I removed the prefix "My" and still the command didn't work. It returned that the system could not find the specified path:

Windows Search yielding No Results after changing Users Location-clipboard04.jpg

What did I do wrong this time?




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04 Feb 2013   #12
Kari

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You are trying to create a junction in a folder that does not exist.

As I mentioned before the junction link can be done only if there's no folder with the same name already in location where you want to create your junction. However, if you think logically the folder where you want create your junction must exist.

The syntax of a junction path: X:\Stuff\MoreStuff\DosForDummies
Explanation: Drive:\Root Level Folder\Subfolder(s)\Junction

In other words if you need a junction X:\Stuff\MoreStuff\DosForDummies, the root level folder X:\Stuff must exist and it must contain a subfolder MoreStuff, which may not have a folder called DosForDummies in it.

The target folder must exist. For example creating the above mentioned junction to target Y:\Main\Second\MyFolder, thefolder MyFolder must exist.

Short: A folder with the same name than link may not exist, target folder must exist.

A picture is worth 1,000 words:

Windows Search yielding No Results after changing Users Location-mklink_3.png

Kari


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04 Feb 2013   #13
Rookie2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You are right: A picture is worth 1000 words!:

Windows Search yielding No Results after changing Users Location-success.jpg

But search still yields no results (for documents in this case)

I'll revert the changes I made to the users folder (btw, how do I revert or remove that symlink you thaught me to do?) and then I'll change the users location as you told me you did, with that tutorial, and then I'll post what happens.

Again, thanks for your patience!


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04 Feb 2013   #14
Kari

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Did you notice my warning about using drive letters A and B for HD partitions?
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04 Feb 2013   #15
Rookie2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes. I did. But we are not sure that is the cause of this problem!
Anyway, I'll avoid to use those drive letters again.
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04 Feb 2013   #16
Kari

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Did you try searching as I asked you to do in my first post:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
However before you try this you could try a bit modified search. I noticed that the thing you used as an example is a folder. Try to search folders by typing this to Explorer search field:
Code:
type:="File folder" name:Axialis
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04 Feb 2013   #17
Rookie2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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The modified search didn't work
I've already said it didn't work!
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13 Feb 2013   #18
Rookie2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've changed the user profile location to its original folder but search is still not working.
What should I do now?
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14 Feb 2013   #19
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rookie2 View Post
I've changed the user profile location to its original folder but search is still not working.
What should I do now?
I have used Agent Ransack, also known as FileLocator Lite, for a long time as a replacement for the built-in Windows Search. I like it better and it works very well for me. There are some who post in this forum who will not agree and say that Windows Search is a great tool and you don't need anything else; I am not here to invalidate their choice, but simply to offer an alternative.

If you are interested in trying it visit the following site;

Agent Ransack - Free File Searching Utility

PS: The program is free and if it doesn't solve your problem or you don't like it, simply remove it.
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14 Feb 2013   #20
Rookie2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Sir George for your suggestion. I'll have a look at what you say (it could be an alternative solution), but I need to restore the windows explorer search, that's the issue here.
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