Before doing a search in Windows 7, you should make sure that you have set your Search Options
for the What to search
, How to search
, and When searching non-indexed locations
settings. If you have the index enabled (it is by default), then you should also have any locations
and file types
added to be indexed so they will be included in the search results when doing a search. If the files have been recently changed, then the index may not have finshed updating yet and you will need to manually rebuild the index
to force it to update now.
To be able to search in libraries, the Windows Search service
needs to be Started
and set to Automatic
. Libraries require it's included folders
to also be added to the index
to be tracked properly even though they will still open properly.