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Windows 7: Window Search Not Working

06 Sep 2010   #11
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK. Sorry for asking/posting so much but I've never came across such a problem which seems so simple to fix but is not. I've been at it for about 3 hours now. I just created a new folder and put 3 files in there 2 starting with the same word and tried searching the folder and nothing. I think confused is an under statement at this point. I'd hate to have to do a reinstall for such a small issue.


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07 Sep 2010   #12
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Anyone else had this issue?
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07 Sep 2010   #13
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Someone, anyone please help.
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07 Sep 2010   #14
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Have you fiddled with policies or admin rights?
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10 Sep 2010   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I just created a new folder and put 3 files in there 2 starting with the same word and tried searching the folder and nothing.

What do you mean you tried searching? Are you doing this from Windows Explorer? Please be explicit and tell us exactly what you are doing. Maybe that will jog someones mind a bit.
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10 Sep 2010   #16
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK let's say you open your music folder and in the top right corner there is a search bar which should say Search Music. If I type in DJ it would tell me No Items match Your Search when I actually have over 100 folders that begin with DJ. It used to work but just stopped all of a sudden.
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11 Sep 2010   #17
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

So you are storing them in Windows media player?

Open Win media player and opposite to search (in the bar) is an arrow/dropdown menu explaining how to find things in different ways Libraries/folders etc

Also under "organise" on far left - looking down the panel I get an icon showing says "search in other libraries".
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11 Sep 2010   #18
MUFC7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No they are not in WMP. I noticed if I go into My Music it would search but if I use the Music Shortcut in Windows Explorer I get nothing.
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11 Sep 2010   #19
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MUFC7 View Post
No they are not in WMP. I noticed if I go into My Music it would search but if I use the Music Shortcut in Windows Explorer I get nothing.
So right click on 'music' icon > properties > "include a folder"

Tell it where to look in/find as many folders you made - as you like!

Highlight the folder in the panel you pointed to &
Make sure location is ticked/checked by clicking "set save location"

Reset to 'defaults' if your mate messed with it ie "Optimised for music"

It should automatically search for your folders again!

Hopefully you're sorted.
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