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Windows 7: Indexing and Searching broken

29 Jan 2014   #91
NoelDP

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SFC is clear - just look at the last 5 lines of the SFCdetails file - it found nothing that needed repairing.

I'll leave you two to beat Search into submission


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29 Jan 2014   #92
grandpavic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
  1. Does Search work in all three location?
Yes

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  2. Does the Search Index show X items indexed, indexing complete?
Yes
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  2. The properties of C:\ need to include "Allow Files on this drive to have..."

  3. ]--> it will complain about changing attributes on some files.
    This is not a problem.
I'm not sure what you are describing here. Do I need to go back and allow certain folders to be indexed?
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  2. The Indexed Locations are currently IE History and Start Menu
    - this needs to be expanded to include c:\users [excluding AppData from your profile]
I had actually added my profile back into the index at some point so it is already there


That's a good start.
Let me know if you have any questions before you begin any step, I typed them in abbreviated form and will expand the step if you ask for help. I think you've been in all of the areas and have a good idea of what to do.
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29 Jan 2014   #93
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ok, #3 - we removed the checkmark from the C:\ drive that told Search that it could index file contents on that drive, now we want to put the checkmark back.

This only sets an attrbibute on the files it doesn't actually index anything.
What gets indexed is controlled by the Index Locations.

edit: It is a bad idea to put C:\ in the Index Locations.

I like all of those Yes's
Bill


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29 Jan 2014   #94
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Let's see, what else did we rip apart?

Libraries. Restored is a better word.
I recall that you had your documents folder in both the Documents Library and the Pictures Library.
That might cause Search a little extra work, so if there was a reason you had it set up that way, I'd like to see if we can set indexing options a little differently to avoid entries in the index with two types (docs with pics type and pics with doc types.) I'm not certain that's the way it works, but I'd like to go over it with you.

Bill
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29 Jan 2014   #95
grandpavic

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Let's see, what else did we rip apart?

Libraries. Restored is a better word.
I recall that you had your documents folder in both the Documents Library and the Pictures Library.
That might cause Search a little extra work, so if there was a reason you had it set up that way, I'd like to see if we can set indexing options a little differently to avoid entries in the index with two types (docs with pics type and pics with doc types.) I'm not certain that's the way it works, but I'd like to go over it with you.

Bill
The indexing thing is done from the previous message.

Here are what the libraries look like now


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29 Jan 2014   #96
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

That looks great. I must have been tired because I looked back at post ## and that's the way they were then.
Good no change required.

You know what? I think that's it. I'll take a stroll down memory lane and review the thread to see if there is something else, but I think we're done.

We did change Homegroups but if I recall they eren't working and you thought you might just network share.
I think I pointed you to soem Homegroup tutorials, so they're in your thread or you can search the tutorial section for Homegroups.

I was looking for something myself and I noticed that you were in tutorials too. I'm glad when members take the initiative and start looking over there themselves. A lot of this side is pointing to a tutorial anyway.

If you want we can go over Homegroups, but it's not a strong point of mine.

I'll post anything else I find after reviewing the thread. Leave the thread open for a few days and see if Search behaes, then when you're satisfied please mark it solved.

Thanks, it's been my pleasure working with you on this.

Bill
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29 Jan 2014   #97
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

the only thing I saw left hanging around is C:\ProgramDat\Microsoft\_xSearch
You can delete that folder so it doesn't confuse anyone in the future.

Could you post a final screenshot of Indexed Options?

We're good!

Thanks again,

bill
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29 Jan 2014   #98
grandpavic

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
That looks great. I must have been tired because I looked back at post ## and that's the way they were then.
Good no change required.

You know what? I think that's it. I'll take a stroll down memory lane and review the thread to see if there is something else, but I think we're done.

We did change Homegroups but if I recall they eren't working and you thought you might just network share.
I think I pointed you to soem Homegroup tutorials, so they're in your thread or you can search the tutorial section for Homegroups.

I was looking for something myself and I noticed that you were in tutorials too. I'm glad when members take the initiative and start looking over there themselves. A lot of this side is pointing to a tutorial anyway.

If you want we can go over Homegroups, but it's not a strong point of mine.

I'll post anything else I find after reviewing the thread. Leave the thread open for a few days and see if Search behaes, then when you're satisfied please mark it solved.

Thanks, it's been my pleasure working with you on this.

Bill
Bill,
thanks for your help, patience, and perseverance to get this problem solved. I learned and perhaps we learned together. Before you came along I was considering loading up Windows 8! I don't really want to do that.
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29 Jan 2014   #99
grandpavic

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
the only thing I saw left hanging around is C:\ProgramDat\Microsoft\_xSearch
You can delete that folder so it doesn't confuse anyone in the future.

Could you post a final screenshot of Indexed Options?

We're good!

Thanks again,

bill
I have deleted the x_Search.

Here is a picture of the Index Options.

I would like to go out and smell the roses for awhile but its -20C and there is 50 cm. of snow on the front lawn. So I guess I'll start a new thread with my other problem!


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