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Windows 7: Weird Explorer File Search Result

06 Jan 2014   #1
TVeblen

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Weird Explorer File Search Result

I was saving some email.
One file I named "14-01-05, Shipping Info.eml" ; the other "14-01-05, Order Confirmation.html".

When I saved the first file I was not paying attention and it went to the previously opened folder (un-remembered to me). No big, I saved it again to the correct folder along with the second file.

Then I went to Explorer Search to find and delete the stray file. I searched for " 14-01-05 ".
Only "14-01-05, Order Confirmation.html" came up.
Even when searching the folder that contains only those 2 files the search only finds the .html file, not the .eml file!
I only found the file by searching C: and finding a shortcut referencing a location.

Can anyone explain this?


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06 Jan 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bob,

You may need to rebuild the index for it to show up if the index wasn't up to date at the time.

Hope this helps.
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06 Jan 2014   #3
TVeblen

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Thanks Shawn.

I do not have indexing turned on for my PC. I can't even remember why I do that. However I don't do a lot of searching, so never saw the need for speed there.

I tried restarting. No difference.

I assume that rebuilding is moot since the indexing service is OFF?
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06 Jan 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, there would be no need to rebuild with the index turned off.

I like searching by file extension using *.eml instead if you don't have to many of them to.
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06 Jan 2014   #5
TVeblen

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Just a few hundred!

It's more of a curiosity than anything. The fact that it can't find the file when you point it right at it.
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06 Jan 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, I find it to be a bit quirky at times as well. You might use something like this below with the * variable to widen the search to see if it may include it afterwards.

14-01-05*

OR

*14-01-05

OR

*14-01-05*
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06 Jan 2014   #7
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Ah! That's a good one. I'll try it.

No! It STILL does not list more than one file in a folder with 2 files! Weird!!
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