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Windows 7: Windows Explorer search not working


08 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Windows Explorer search not working

For example:

If I open "My Documents" and then try to search for a document by entering the name in the top right corner, it doesn't do anything (nothing shows or indicates it is even searching for that document I am trying to locate).

Any ideas why it isn't working?

P.S. It's like this with all the folders i.e. My Pictures/My Music etc...


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08 Feb 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You could try troubleshooting - here is a Tutorial by Brink.

Search and Indexing Troubleshoot Shortcut - Create
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08 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

A massive thank you!

Ran the above as suggested and it said Windows Search was not running so I enabled it within services.msc (I changed automatic delayed start to just automatic). No idea why it was on automatic delayed start.

Problem solved.
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09 Feb 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
Glad you got the issue fixed!
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