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Windows 7: Can't get search results from APPDATA content


14 Apr 2011   #1

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Can't get search results from APPDATA content

hey there,

I'd like to search within the c:\users\username\appdata folder which is a hidden folder.
I think its content is excluded from the search because even if I put a file there to test, I can't find it via search.

What setting do I need to change to get search results from that location?

thx

wasn't sure where this question would fit so feel free to move it!



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14 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Start orb, type, Folder Options, click on the view tab.
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14 Apr 2011   #3

win7 prof.
 
 

and to which option within the folder view are you referring if I may ask?
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14 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by questionesse View Post
and to which option within the folder view are you referring if I may ask?
My bad lol Show hidden folders option

Ok I see what you mean, Do you really need search to find what you are looking for??


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14 Apr 2011   #5

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Remember, searching from Start Menu only searches indexed locations. By default, AppData is not indexed. Searching from Explorer searches the current location plus all its subfolders (also non-indexed locations). So, in order to search AppData, open Explorer and browse to AppData folder, then search.

Here's for instance a search for files whose name include string "Chrome" in my AppData folder (filename:Chrome). Search had non whatsoever problems:

Can't get search results from APPDATA content-search_example_113.png

Kari


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14 Apr 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Remember, searching from Start Menu only searches indexed locations. By default, AppData is not indexed. Searching from Explorer searches the current location plus all its subfolders (also non-indexed locations). So, in order to search AppData, open Explorer and browse to AppData folder, then search.
hmm - that's exactely what I did
thought there was another option blocking those folders to be searched or so...
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14 Apr 2011   #7

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You searched from Explorer > AppData and did not find your files? I am sorry but I am unable to reproduce this issue. As the screenshot in my previous post shows, I have no problems in searching AppData.

Please open Explorer and browse to AppData. Do a search, any search, and take a screenshot of your Explorer window showing search results when search is ready, then post it here.

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Kari
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14 Apr 2011   #8

win7 prof.
 
 

now I did it - no clue what went wrong with my first attempts...
thx for all your answers!
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14 Apr 2011   #9

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You are welcome.

Kari
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