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Windows 7: Windows Search Bar


22 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows Search Bar

I have tried everything to get my search bar in the start menu working, but nothing has worked.
When I try to search using the search bar no files or anything comes up.
However I have tried making the search bar work with a new account and it works perfectly.
Any ideas on how to fix this?

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22 Mar 2013   #2

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

Hi ellellell1

Try the link below

Index - Rebuild

If that doesn't help you might have a corrupted profile .
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22 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi VistaKing

I have already tried doing this, still doesn't seem to help.
I am also wondering that I might have a corrupted something...
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22 Mar 2013   #4

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

ellellell1

see if this will work for you

End Task on EXPLORER.EXE from Task Manager.

Start the Registry Editor from the task manager by clicking on File New Task (Run...) type in regedit.exe

Look for the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

Rename the key so it looks like the following:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.BACKUP

From Task Manager click on File | New Task (Run) and type EXPLORER.EXE and hit return.

Now try your search from the Start Menu again.
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23 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have found
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{0B2BAAEB-0042-4DCA-AA4D-3EE8648D03E5}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

But can't find
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

Does this matter if I have a different name for the folder mentioned above?
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23 Mar 2013   #6

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

How about in here

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

it should have this " System.StartMenu.Group " in the right side
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23 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Found it, renamed it to {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.BACKUP
Still no difference

Thanks for all the help you are giving me, I hope we can get it to work.

I also found out that if I type C: in the search bar, it comes up with some folder results. Wonder if this helps?
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23 Mar 2013   #8

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

Try to delete it
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23 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} folder or the {EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6} folder?
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23 Mar 2013   #10

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

Delete this key {ef87b4cb-f2ce-4785-8658-4ca6c63e38c6}

Restart computer after deleting.

You could also try this

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{ef87b4cb-f2ce-4785-8658-4ca6c63e38c6}



In the left side of the window right-click GroupBy and click Modify

Change the value to System.StartMenu.Group and click OK, then close the registry editor

ADDED:

If that doesn't work Turn off Search features inside control panel "turn Windows Features On or Off " Restart PC. Turn the Windows Search feature back on then rebuild index.
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