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Windows 7: Odd (bad) search behavior

22 Apr 2016   #11
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Corrupted Files?

My setup is different to yours.

My Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures & Videos folders each have their own partitions.
I have the "Windows Search" service disabled, but searching for files using the Windows Explorer Search box still works.

Perhaps some part of Windows Search has become corrupted.

Have you tried running sfc?

Open the Command Prompt (Use the "Run as administrator" option in the context menu).
Type:
sfc /scannow
Tutorial
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


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22 Apr 2016   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here's a couple of tutorials that might help:
Search and Indexing Troubleshoot Shortcut - Create
Search - Have More Accurate Search Results

I mostly use File Locator Lite (free) for searching.
It doesn't use the index and has a lot of search options.
FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility
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23 Apr 2016   #13
john1955

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. and XP
 
 

SOLVED!

I just turned off indexing on all drives and now searching in C:\Users\John\Documents works and the results are almost instantaneous.


SFC found some problems and fixed them but I don't know how to read the log file. There were (I think) 96 if that's what "POQ 96 ends." means. Fixing them had no affect on the search issue.
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23 Apr 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Interesting I would of expected an opposite affect
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23 Apr 2016   #15
john1955

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. and XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Interesting I would of expected an opposite affect
Me too.

I expect searching the entire drive will take longer but I don't do that very often and having SSDs helps. Defragmenting was turned on as well and I'm sure I turned it off when I installed the SSDs or maybe I only did that for my laptop and forgot to on the desktop computer.
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23 Apr 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Ha yea you don't use Samsung magician for your ssd ?
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23 Apr 2016   #17
john1955

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. and XP
 
 

I thought I did. I know I did on the other two SSDs.
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23 Apr 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's a good way to at least update the ssd's firmware if nothing else
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