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Windows 7: Search bar only searches C:\ ?

27 Dec 2009   #1
FreshSam

Windows 7 Ultimate - Laptop / Stationary PC
 
 
Search bar only searches C:\ ?

I like to save downloaded files and stuff like that on individual partitions, trying to keep things organized. However it appears as if the search in the start menu does not search the other partitions of my harddrive. Only the OS partition (C)...

Solution?


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27 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreshSam View Post
I like to save downloaded files and stuff like that on individual partitions, trying to keep things organized. However it appears as if the search in the start menu does not search the other partitions of my harddrive. Only the OS partition (C)...

Solution?
Go to help then read about indexing options and searaches.
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27 Dec 2009   #3
FreshSam

Windows 7 Ultimate - Laptop / Stationary PC
 
 

I searched for indexing options and read around but to no avail...

It doesnt show any results from my other partition at all...
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27 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreshSam View Post
I searched for indexing options and read around but to no avail...

It doesnt show any results from my other partition at all...
Try this from the help and support You have on your computer, too.



You can also add something to the index without using libraries. To add or remove an index location:
  1. <LI class=step>[IMG]mshelp://help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ShellExecuteTopicIcon[/IMG]Click to open Indexing Options.
    <LI class=step>Click Modify.
  2. To add or remove a location, select or clear its check box in the Change selected locations list, and then click OK.
    If you don't see all locations on your computer in the list, click Show all locations. (If all locations are listed, Show all locations won't be available.) If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    If you want to include a folder but not all of its subfolders, click the folder, and then clear the check box next to any subfolder that you don't want to index. These folders will appear in the Exclude column of the Summary of selected locations list.
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28 Dec 2009   #5
FreshSam

Windows 7 Ultimate - Laptop / Stationary PC
 
 

I added the partition to indexing.

Thanks
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