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Windows 7: Search field missing from explorer

10 May 2009   #1
al92lt1

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 
Search field missing from explorer

Hi,
I have Windows 7, build 7100 installed on 2 computers. In 1, there is a search field next to the address field in the explorer window. The other computer shows only the address field. How do I enable the search field?

Thanks


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10 May 2009   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Have you gone to "folder options" and restored defaults on the "search" tab?

I would do that and see if that works. Maybe restore defaults for "folder options"

I am thinking you mean "Windows Explorer" You may mean "internet explorer" in that case go to internet options and hit the "search" button on the front tab and make sure you have a search provider enabled.
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10 May 2009   #3
al92lt1

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

I mean windows explorer, not Internet Explorer
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10 May 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Does that work to restore defaults on the search tab in folder options?
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10 May 2009   #5
al92lt1

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

I figured it out. I went to Programs & Features in Control Panel and put a check in Windows Search. Now I have the search fields in exxplorer and the srart menu.
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10 May 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh good, I'm glad you figured it out. Sorry I couldn't have helped. Maybe next time.

Welcome to the forum and have a great day.
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11 Aug 2010   #7
cruelhell

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by al92lt1 View Post
I figured it out. I went to Programs & Features in Control Panel and put a check in Windows Search. Now I have the search fields in exxplorer and the srart menu.
i hav the same prob and i checked windows search... yet the problem is stil there... can anyone help me please..
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