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Windows 7: Library Files Show 'Unresponsive'?

26 May 2009   #1
scaramonga

 
 
Library Files Show 'Unresponsive'?

Anyone know why my library files are shown 'unresponsive'? They all work fine, but each and every one has this label?

Many thx.




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26 May 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Rik,

That would be caused by having the Windows Search service stopped and disabled. Libraries require it's included folders to also be added to the index to be tracked properly even though they will still open properly.
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26 May 2009   #3
scaramonga

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hi Rik,

That would be caused by having the Windows Search service stopped and disabled. Libraries require it's included folders to also be added to the index to be tracked properly even though they will still open properly.
Ah I see buddy

So no big alarm bells then, many many thx for the clarification.
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26 May 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. If you do notice any problems with opening or searching in the libraries properly, then enabling that service for the index should clear it up.
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12 Feb 2010   #5
luckman212

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I was wondering, I have the same issue, however my Windows Search service is definitely alive, enabled and running. I confirmed in services.msc and wsearch is working fine. anything else that might cause this??

edit: ok, I found the answer here
basically, a folder will show up as unresponsive if it is not included as part of the windows search index. so you have to go to control panel, indexing options, click Modify and basically make sure that every folder in your library is included in those locations.
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09 May 2011   #6
deerfern

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I realize this thread is old, but I just wanted to say thank you for posting the answer. I was stuck and it really helped!

Thanks again.
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03 Jun 2011   #7
JamesR404

Windows 7
 
 

Thx Luckman212 =]
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