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Windows 7: Can't modify indexing options

19 Feb 2011   #1
Skye

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Can't modify indexing options

When I open the indexing options in control panel, it does not list anything - says its "waiting to receive indexing status".
I located a "search" file in my directory with subfile "indexed locations" that lists literally everything on my computer including emails. Normally when I want to search for something on my hard drive I would not want emails to be included in the search. I also found "sticky notes" in that same subfile - is that where they belong??

I'd like to modify my search indexing but I can't get into the list of locations. Suggestions??


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10 Aug 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ever find the solution to this one?
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11 Aug 2011   #3
Skye

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I don't think I ever found a solution but I have since gotten rid of McAfee, which I believe caused multiple problems with locking me out of files. I have also performed a clean install so I no longer have the issue. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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11 Aug 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I had posted bacause, although I had the same problem and the MS troubleshooter did not fix the problem, I did solve the problem on my system.

I went control panel | Indexing Options | Advanced button | Rebuild button

I did not use the computer until the "rebuild" was finished.

The rebuild did not have the folders selected which I needed, so I selected folders on the C drive and let it rebuild. This time I used the computer but did no operations on files being indexed. Next I did the same for my D drive.

I do not know whether relocation of many folders had messed up the indexer or not. This time I made sure that nothing was moved, deleted, copied while the indexing was taking place.
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