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Windows 7: Search in Windows 7

07 Nov 2009   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Search in Windows 7

How to Search in Windows 7

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13 Oct 2010   #40
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Williest, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check the items in the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial to make sure that your search settings are set for how you want them.

Personally, I find that these search settings work best for me for accurate searches.

How to Have More Accurate Search Results in Windows 7 and Vista

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Hope this helps,
Shawn



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14 Oct 2010   #41
williest

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks man this worked....I had to check the "don't use the index when searching for system files" and "Include compressed files"....quick question, do you know why that has to be checked in order for it to work? Just curious

Thanks again.
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14 Oct 2010   #42
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

In Windows 7 and Vista, you basically have two types of search types that can be used.

One type of searching is using the index. This is the default setting. With this, Windows only searches through the folder locations and/or file types that you have added to the index list instead of through everything on your computer. The index only updates itself for changes made during low or idle usage of the computer. If the index has not finished updating, then you might not see a say file you were searching for in the search results until it the index does finish updated. You could rebuild the index to force it to update faster, but this can get real annoying if you make a lot of file changes and do a lot of searches.

The other type of searching is non-index. This is basically allowing Windows to search through everything. Since it's searching on the fly, the searches are always accurate. However, non-index searching may take a little longer to complete though.
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21 Dec 2010   #43
techno489

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Williest, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check the items in the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial to make sure that your search settings are set for how you want them.

Personally, I find that these search settings work best for me for accurate searches.

How to Have More Accurate Search Results in Windows 7 and Vista

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Hope this helps,
Shawn
I have tried this and after a lot of searching around I gave up.
BUT windows 7 search still searches inside files as well.

I am looking again to try fix this, is there a windows xp search option
that I can install or change to?

lets say the only file I have is a file called test.doc that I put in the c:\ drive
and then I do a search for "test" windows 7 finds heaps of files that don't even
have any part of the name called test.

How & why?

I only want to see my test file or maybe other files with part of the name test & only in the folder or drive I am searching in, but not every file that might have test inside the document as well.

I just want a simple search that finds files & folders with the text I am searching
for & not show a bunch of files that don't have that part of the text in its name.

cheers
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21 Dec 2010   #44
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Techno,

You can uncheck the Find partial matches box in the settings below to not get anything in your search results except for exactly what you typed to search for.

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24 Jan 2011   #45
papoof

7 home
 
 

like using the old XP search

we have all our drives on a separate server

I click on our "Q" drive that contains our parts, the part number im looking for is 0173264-03

so i type in 3264

and nothing comes up

why? in XP it should show all files that had 3264 in the name: from 1993264, or 203264, or 1-3264 , or even 173264
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24 Jan 2011   #46
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Papoof, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition to the ideas in the NOTE box at the top of this tutorial, use the one below as well to see if it may be able to help. In your case, be sure to also have the Find partial matches box checked in Search Options like in the post above.

Windows Search - Configure and Use

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Jan 2011   #47
papoof

7 home
 
 

gone threw this tutorial a few times

currently i have indexing turned off to try that but still isnt working

so i went to try and modify my search locations but i dont come up with the option to add the drives that come off our server they simply arnt even there

clicked on show all locations and still nothing is there a way to add locations on connected directly to your C drive?


all checked with >

What to search
> in indexed locations
always search

How to search
>include sub
>find partial
use natural
>dont use the index

When searching
>include system
>include compre
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24 Jan 2011   #48
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Be sure to also have the Always Search file names and contents...... selected as well in Search Options.
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24 Jan 2011   #49
papoof

7 home
 
 

ok we are making a little bit of progress been searching for bout 10 min now and found 1 file with 3264 in the file name but is has also come up with 4 other files without 3264 in the file names....

is there anyway to speed up this process? i understand that index search is suppose to be faster but if i cannot add the locations to the index then how am i suppose to search them faster?

is there anyway to download the old search from xp and just use that?

and thank you very much for the fast turn arounds
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