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Windows 7: Cannot Search new Items, but can old

01 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Cannot Search new Items, but can old


Last 2 days I see a problem -
I can't search in folder for newly added items (.jpg pictures mostly)
- but I still can search for Old Items, which were there before yesterday / before the issue started

- I used to download a few images per day and sometimes share them elsewhere , they all were in the same folder - many images....and I used to find my image typing in the search bar first letters, it did work until a day before yesterday; not anymore. even when I clearly see image is there.
But I still can find images which were there earlier.

1.Looking for solution... (except syst. restore)

2.I found your manual to Rebuild Index , it is in process as I write....
3. If it will rebuild my existing Index, but how about any future files?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Apr 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Zamba,

The index will randomly automatically update (rebuild) itself in the background. The problem is that if the computer is not idle, it only updates slowly in the background when it is running, and may not have time to finish fully updating with your changes. When you manually rebuild the index, it forces the index to start updating now.

Of course the index only includes the locations you added.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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