|11 Dec 2011||#1|
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Win7 file search returns no files (but they exist)
Running Windows 7 (6.1, SP1, 64-bit).
Previously, I was using WinXP file search in classic mode.
Predictable, reliable results.
I'm finding Windows 7 file searching to be unpredictable at best.
I have dozens files of the form xName-<date>, where x is my first initial,
Name is my last name, and <date> is the file date (e.g. - "mSmithCV-7jan09.doc").
When I use the Windows 7 search to find "name:smith", no files are returned.
Nor will "name:*smith*" return any files.
The search does return the files if I specify "name:mSmith" (i.e. - the beginning of the filename),
but I have no confidence that the search is returning ALL of the files.
I've run the Windows Search troubleshooter, which found no problems.
Is there a classic search mode? Or a simple, cost-effective third-party file search utility?
Or even a way to get Windows 7 to find all files whose filename contains (but does not begin with)
a specified string?
[I find Windows 7 to be better than XP in most respects, but I really can't believe
that this search functionality made it out the door. It's beyond awful.]
Any & all assistance welcome.
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