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Windows 7: Searching for Files

28 Nov 2009   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Searching for Files

I'm missing something when I search trying to find a file. I open Start and there is a search space right above the Start Button. I can put in a file name that I know is in the computer. After I type it in, there is a one second search and it says the file does not exist? The seach in XP at least would make an effort to find the file, this thing doesn't seem to do that. What am I doing wrong?


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28 Nov 2009   #2
smilodon

WIN 7 7201 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I'm missing something when I search trying to find a file. I open Start and there is a search space right above the Start Button. I can put in a file name that I know is in the computer. After I type it in, there is a one second search and it says the file does not exist? The seach in XP at least would make an effort to find the file, this thing doesn't seem to do that. What am I doing wrong?
bigmck

You have to define what folders should be searched and indexed. it is in the indexing conrol panel. first you tell it what folders or drive to index and search. If that doesnt help the problem you can have the index rebuilt. that is in the indexing control panel as well in the advanced tab.

LJ
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28 Nov 2009   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I will give that a whirl.
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