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Windows 7: Search function not working in libraries.

03 Jun 2013   #11
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I checked the index earlier and the libraries themselves aren't added, and the directories in the libraries aren't included either. Is there any way to add just the libraries or do I have to add the indexes. I have multiple drives on my computer and don't want to slow it down by having a large index of each drive.

I am rebuilding the index now. It originally had just over 100 items in it, and now it is over 7500. This could have very well been the problem. I will post back when the rebuild is complete.


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03 Jun 2013   #12
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It just completed with ~15,00 entries. It includes one of my music folders, the start menu, users, and windows sticky notes. It does not contain my documents, pictures, or videos. When searching in my libraries I am able to search documents and music without a problem, however I cannot search pictures or videos. I have tried everything suggested. I am going to make another library with the same directories and see what happens.

If I added all of my files to my index how would it affect performance?


EDIT: The new library works perfectly fine in search with the same folders as the picture library, but now I cannot delete my picture library. It deletes and then instantly shows back up. It even appears in the recycle bin. What??

EDIT 2: Alright, I fixed it. I deleted both the pictures and video libraries and they reappeared with the default locations. I then added the locations I wanted and now it is perfectly searchable.
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03 Jun 2013   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sounds good. Are they all searchable now?
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03 Jun 2013   #14
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yea, they all work flawlessly now. I have no idea what the issue could have been.
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03 Jun 2013   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. It sounded like they were not included or updated in the index to be included in the search results.
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04 Apr 2014   #16
eyo

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I have a related question.

I added some custom locations to libraries (none of them are on the C:\ partition), but searching doesn't find anything. Do I really need to manually add them as indexed locations or will they get indexed eventually?
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04 Apr 2014   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello eyo,

Yep, those locations will need to be added to the index to be included in indexed search results.
Index Locations - Add or Remove
You might also see how doing non-indexed searches may work for this.
Search - Have More Accurate Search Results
Hope this helps.
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