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Windows 7: Weird problem - cannot find files, search function not working

30 Aug 2010   #11
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remm View Post
Many thanks, NoN!
You're welcome! Keep us in touch if solved!


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30 Aug 2010   #12
remm

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remm View Post
Many thanks, NoN!
You're welcome! Keep us in touch if solved!
Unfortunately, did not solve. Installed the hotfix (the first one you uploaded refers to the "second solution" in the original post, which is what I needed -- the indexing fix) and added the reg key as noted in the instructions at M$ and rebooted.

The orb button -> search function just doesn't work. When I have it search for something, it just says nothing was found. (I created a txt file on the desktop to test it, and looked for other files that exist.)

Will keep looking for an answer...
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31 Aug 2010   #13
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remm View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remm View Post
Many thanks, NoN!
You're welcome! Keep us in touch if solved!
Unfortunately, did not solve. Installed the hotfix (the first one you uploaded refers to the "second solution" in the original post, which is what I needed -- the indexing fix) and added the reg key as noted in the instructions at M$ and rebooted.

The orb button -> search function just doesn't work. When I have it search for something, it just says nothing was found. (I created a txt file on the desktop to test it, and looked for other files that exist.)

Will keep looking for an answer...
It is because you previously disable the indexing option as you stated earlier post.

Go in "Program & Features=>Windows Features=>(check the box) "Windows search" & "Indexing service".

In Control Panel=>Indexing Options, rebuild your index and make sure you created a DWORD value 32bits for that Hotfix "EnableSearchingSlowLibrariesInStartMenu" set to 1.

Check also in Control Panel=>Administration Tools=>Services, that both "Indexing Service" & "Windows Search" are started and set to Automatic (delayed for windows search only)
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31 Aug 2010   #14
remm

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks again, NoN! I was under the impression that indexing service did not need to be on if the hotfix was used, but now that I think about it, that is stupid! IAC it works now... (wonder if I had just turned on the darn service to begin with, it would have worked without the hotfix!). Much grass, dude.
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01 Sep 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Indexing Service doesn't need to be turned off except on low-resource machines with weak processors.

As you've learned here, tweaking in Win7 is counterproductive and will work against you. Those of us who beta tested it for over a year learned this the hard way as one-by-one the traditional Windows tweaks became counterproductive while Win7 became a perfectly balanced OS.

You also want it to use all or most of your RAM - that's what it's for. Only where the processor is below Win7 specs can editing visual effects and indexing claw back some performance.
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05 Sep 2010   #16
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remm View Post
Thanks again, NoN! I was under the impression that indexing service did not need to be on if the hotfix was used, but now that I think about it, that is stupid! IAC it works now... (wonder if I had just turned on the darn service to begin with, it would have worked without the hotfix!). Much grass, dude.
Glad you sorted it out! Anyway the Hotfix wasn't meant to be a bad one at least...you got both now!!. You're welcome...!
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