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Windows 7: windows search fucntion not working

20 Mar 2013   #1
jerry101010

windows 7 pro
 
 
windows search fucntion not working

using 7 pro
64 bit

search not working- does not give any response-
in folder- type in anything, no response
in windows button start menu search- white screen- with see more results link- click on that "windows can not access the specified device, path or file"
in outlook- ie email search-shuts down program

what have I tried:
safe mode- no change
re-index -did not work
ran chkdsk - did not fix
ran mr fixit- micorsoft did not work
control panel-trouble shooting- search and indexing- did not work
sfc /scannow -did not work

turn windows features on or off
control panel- programs and features -turn windows features on or off - turned on indexing
changed index location from
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft
To
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb

tried deleting files all files with .BLF and .REGTRANS-MS extension in the following directory:

C:\windows\system32\config\TxR

created another account - worked on other account


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20 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Jerry

Check inside services if windows search is started.

Click on type in Services.msc and press enter . If you get an UAC Window click on yes to continue .
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20 Mar 2013   #3
jerry101010

windows 7 pro
 
 

yes it is for got to mention - had also tried turning that on and off

not trying to be a smart ass but want to make sure you understand that ... type in Services.msc .... will not work because search is not working -
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20 Mar 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Ah yes . Stupid me

Delete the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{ef87b4cb-f2ce-4785-8658-4ca6c63e38c6}
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20 Mar 2013   #5
jerry101010

windows 7 pro
 
 

hmmm- does not exist

there are 7 entries - 4 have subfolders "top views" with 1-2 entries within (total 13)
3 appear to be duplicates- all within topview
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20 Mar 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Have you tried this Right click on Start and then on Properties. On the screen that comes up, click on Customize. Then scroll down near the bottom of that list to "Search othe files and libraries. Insert a radio button just on "Search with Public Folders
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20 Mar 2013   #7
jerry101010

windows 7 pro
 
 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{0B2BAAEB-0042-4DCA-AA4D-3EE8648D03E5}

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{36011842-DCCC-40FE-AA3D-6177EA401788}

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{3F2A72A7-99FA-4DDB-A5A8-C604EDF61D6B}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{4DCAFE13-E6A7-4C28-BE02-CA8C2126280D}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{59BD6DD1-5CEC-4D7E-9AD2-ECC64154418D}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{71689AC1-CC88-45D0-8A22-2943C3E7DFB3}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{FBB3477E-C9E4-4B3B-A2BA-D3F5D3CD46F9}


the first, 3rd, sixth and seventh have the sub keys
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20 Mar 2013   #8
jerry101010

windows 7 pro
 
 

"Have you tried this Right click on Start and then on Properties. On the screen that comes up, click on Customize. Then scroll down near the bottom of that list to "Search othe files and libraries. Insert a radio button just on "Search with Public Folders"

yes is is already checked
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20 Mar 2013   #9
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

It could be a corrupt profile . Can we try to create a new profile and see If you get the search feature working . Sorry for the late reply
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21 Mar 2013   #10
jerry101010

windows 7 pro
 
 

created a non admin test account and search does work
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