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Windows 7: run command in search box

15 Nov 2010   #11
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Have you tried rebuilding the index as marsmimar suggested? How did that work out for you?


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15 Nov 2010   #12
djlm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Have you tried rebuilding the index as marsmimar suggested? How did that work out for you?
Hi,

Yep I did, and unfortunatelly it did not work.

I guess my last chance would be a repair install which I want to avoid :-(

Thanks for all the help.

Best Regards,

DJ LM
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15 Nov 2010   #13
djlm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's me again :-)

It seems this is the same problem as me. I didn't realize that my search was wierd too. The same happens when I try to click on a search result, I get the "these files can't be opened" message:

Run a command from Windows 7 Start Menu - Super User

Best,

DJ LM
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15 Nov 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Process of elimination. Since I don't know everything you tried so far.

Lets try this first.
Windows Search - Turn On or Off

Second or first make sure your not checked "Don't Search" in the red box below. Click blue Customize to get directions to the "Customize Start Menu" window below.

Stolen from Brinks tutorial
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/36599-search-windows-7-a.html
Quote:
Note
You can use the search box line in the Start menu to find files, folders, programs, and e‑mail messages stored on your computer. When searching from the Start menu, only files that have been indexed will appear in search results.

You can also adjust these settings below in the Customize Start Menu settings for what is to be included in the search from the Start Menu Search box.


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15 Nov 2010   #15
djlm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Process of elimination. Since I don't know everything you tried so far.

Lets try this first.
Windows Search - Turn On or Off

Second or first make sure your not checked "Don't Search" in the red box below.

Stolen from Brinks tutorial
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/36599-search-windows-7-a.html
Quote:
Note
You can use the search box line in the Start menu to find files, folders, programs, and e‑mail messages stored on your computer. When searching from the Start menu, only files that have been indexed will appear in search results.

You can also adjust these settings below in the Customize Start Menu settings for what is to be included in the search from the Start Menu Search box.


Hello,

The search is on for sure, reading that link indicates that when it's off I wouldn't even see the search field in Windows.

As for the second link, the setting here is just like that, search with public folders marked, and search programs and control panel is ticked.

Thanks for your help.

Best,

DJ LM
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15 Nov 2010   #16
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Okay let me see what else I find for you.
I use the Search as you do but clueless on how it works exactly but I can dig up info for you to check.

Next! I'll list what I find and you can take a look at your set up.
This looks promising.
Search Options - Change or Restore
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15 Nov 2010   #17
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djlm View Post

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
And finally try Repair Install (if system restore also fails ) .
Can I do this without my DVD in the drive? My drive is dead, but I can easily copy the contents to a pendrive on my notebook which has a working dvd drive.


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15 Nov 2010   #18
djlm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm going to try this from post #12:

Search in Start Menu broken?

Just gotta wait some processing I'm doing for work to finish first.

Thanks again.
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15 Nov 2010   #19
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Also at the bottom of the tutorials I posted is a list of related tutorials.

Mike

As Arc has posted the Repair install may become the only choice.
I figured these other tutorials were worth a shot first.
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15 Nov 2010   #20
djlm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

SOLVED MY GOOD FRIENDS, SOLVED.

Post #12 here is what did it:
Search in Start Menu broken?

Many thanks to all that replied here. My best regards to all and have a great week.
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