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Windows 7: Whatever happened to Search?

06 Jan 2010   #1

 
Whatever happened to Search?

Search is all f/u. Whatever happened to 'normal and advanced' search - that is other than the little box under the orb key?

I'm looking for .mbx files (mailbox) and know I have dozens of them, but Search says I have NONE.

I am also getting 'unable to connect to 127.0.0.x' errors.

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06 Jan 2010   #2

 

yes win 7 search is lacking. i have tested it with files i know i have and get told search found nothing.
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06 Jan 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

open your explorer for your C: drive... enter *.mbx in the upper right hand searchbox and hit return...
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06 Jan 2010   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
open your explorer for your C: drive... enter *.mbx in the upper right hand searchbox and hit return...
Thank you.

Why oh why does the Great Orb of Almighty M$ not do this natively? Shall all who search here yield to google desktop and be done?
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06 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Roger,

In additon, this may be able to help some as well.

Search in Windows 7
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06 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Straight from the mouth of Shawn Brink in his tutorial...

Quote:
...ONLY files that have been INDEXED will be brought forth in search through the Start Menu
This is why the results are lacking from there...
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06 Jan 2010   #7

 

All my drives are set to allow indexing ...
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06 Jan 2010   #8

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Setting them to allow indexing doesn't mean they are being indexed. Contol Panel (all items)/Indexing options. Click on modify and set up what is/isn't indexed.
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06 Jan 2010   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Contol Panel (all items)/Indexing options. Set up what is/isn't indexed.
Saw that in the tutorial and good advice. I thought I had previously set these options but maybe a reboot / restore reset them.
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06 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

...and would be the same for me...AND also the same inability to search throughly...

ex. I installed Img Burn on my machine...it's executable is named ImgBurn.exe. If I input that in the start menu it won't find anything but an explorer search will...

Conclusion? The start menu search is basic searching that is only designed to find start menu apps/control panel apps/settings/user files and folders/emails/basic stuff that doesn't require an indepth search
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