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Windows 7: "See More Results" search link is broken


08 Jan 2010   #1

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT
 
 
"See More Results" search link is broken

Hi,

I would be very grateful if someone can help me with a broken "See More Results" link after search.
Everything works fine from Windows Explorer, just after clicking "See More Results" i get a screenshot saying - Windows cannot find search:query= ? Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again.
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Many thanks in advance,
Phil.

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11 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Phil, welcome to SevenForums!

There's a Microsoft Answers thread about this very issue: Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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12 Jan 2010   #3

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT
 
 

Good evening,

Many thanks for your help, it is greatly appreciated.
I will go ahead and give it a try.
Cheers and all the best,
Phil.
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12 Jan 2010   #4

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT
 
 

Hi Walker,

That has worked great, it has done the trick.
Cheers and many thanks for your help.
All the best,
Phil.
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12 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SAXPLAYERPHIL View Post
Hi Walker,

That has worked great, it has done the trick.
Cheers and many thanks for your help.
All the best,
Phil.
Sure thing Phil, glad you were able to get it fixed. Let us know if you ever have any more questions about Windows 7!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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21 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
possible easier solution

Hi; had same problem.
Solved it by:
Control Panel>Indexing Options>Modify>Change selected locations
... and then fully expanding location tree and un-checking locations I didn't need indexed.
Sorry, don't know which location fixed it, but this seems like reasonable housekeeping anyway.
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25 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hi All.
I am the one who posted the proposed the solution (on Microsoft Answers) which Walker referenced above.

I am hoping to get some additional assistance for resolving another "windows cannot find 'search:query=XXX'" error I have been experiencing lately.

The problem is similar to the one I described previously...namely, I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, and have experienced the same error message ( windows cannot find 'search:query=XXX', where XXX is my search query) when attempting to initiate a search via the Windows start menu search box. Unfortunately, my previously proposed solution (of removing a network search location from Windows Search Index list) does not resolve it.....and so finally I resorted to using Samhrutha's proposed solution of modifying the registry to reset Windows Search back to default (which DID work...but ended up removing all the search index customizations I had made).


However, when I then modify the search indexing options to include indexing of my C: drive, I get the "windows cannot find 'search:query=XXX'" error message.


If I then uncheck the C: drive box in the search in the search indexing options, the error message does not occur....so I then went thru a tedious process of trying to identify which folders on my C drive were causing the issue, and from what I am able to tell, the "windows cannot find 'search:query=XXX'" error message seems to always occur when the indexing options include at least one folder WHICH IS OWNED by TRUSTED INSTALLER (e.g., program files folder, program files (x86), c:, etc.). This wasn't a problem previously, so my guess is that MS Update recently (e.g., w/in the last few months) changed some security setting which now prevents Windows Search from being able to index/access folders owned by TRUSTED INSTALLER, resulting in the "windows cannot find 'search:query=XXX'" error message.


Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about this issue and/or any suggestions on how to resolve?
I would prefer a solution which does not necessitate me changing ownership of all the folders/files on my c: drive (as I am worried this may cause other problems).


Any help/advice greatly appreciated.


Thx.
~rx
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26 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

update:
I was able to index my C: drive a few months ago w/out errors, and now no longer able to w/out getting the "windows cannot find" error message. For example, if I uncheck the entire C drive from being indexed, I get no error message. If I add C:/USERS to the index, i get no errors...but if I then add C:/Program Files to the index, I get the "windows cannot find 'search:query=XXX'" error message. (Note: this only happens when I search via the Start Menu search box, and then select "See More Results")

On a related thread to this one (posted in Windows 7 Forums at this link: "windows cannot find 'search:query=XXX'" error message Windows Serach), another user has confirmed that that at least the C: drive Program Files folder can be indexed and searched on a new Windows 7 build w/out producing error message.

So now, I have to figure out and identify what has changed on my C: drive to now cause Windows Search to display the "windows cannot find 'search:query=XXX'" error message after I add folders from my C: drive to the search indexing options....it seems to me that there's some connection between the security/privileges/ownership of the folder and the error message...but beyond that, I have no clue...

Do anyone have any thoughts/advice about what could possibly be causing this error (or how to go about isolating/identifying the cause)?
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26 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

SOLVED!!

I just discovered a solution to my problem:

In "Customize Start Menu" options (of Taskbar and Start Menu Properties), set 'Search other files and Libraries' selection to SEARCH WITHOUT PUBLIC FOLDERS. Then click OK twice.

Doing this, I am now able to add: I add the entire C: drive (or selected C: drive folders) to my Windows Search index w/out getting any "windows cannot find 'search:query=XXX'" error messages when I search via the Start Menu search box, and select "See More Results". The same is true even if the OneNote index box ("oneindex://{s-1-5-21.....") is checked in Windows Search indexing options.

Yay!!
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28 Sep 2012   #10

Win 7 64bit
 
 

As many, I had the same problem with no idea why!! After reading many of the options here and feeling just as sick of it. I lost a full day as I tried changing the rights of programs in my AVG Pro, Changed ownership five times of my two expansion drives & my drive "C" Done a complete rebuild of my index, and altered it many times.
NOW THE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU.
I followed the advise of "rastermanx" and;


In "Customize Start Menu" options (of Taskbar and Start Menu Properties), set 'Search other files and Libraries' selection to SEARCH WITHOUT PUBLIC FOLDERS. Then click OK twice.

Just in case like me you don't how to get to the Start Menu options; Right click on the Windows start icon and go to "Properties" and your in.

Thank you "rastermanx" you are a God of all Gods.
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