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Windows 7: Problems Searching For Folders and Files

16 Dec 2010   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DayTrader View Post
Ok, I did it. Now, I'm able to find files when I do a search within the folder that contains the files, but from the Start Menu I'm not able to find those files. Maybe this is because the files I'm searching for are on a different partition?
Yeah, I believe the Start Menu will only include files on the C: drive (Windows drive) instead.


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16 Dec 2010   #12
DayTrader

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you need to search ONLY for file names and folders, take a look at Everything, a very fast search tool from Voidtools.com.

It's easily configured. Search all drives or just one drive. It re-indexes the database every time it starts.

Results are near-instantaneous. Just type your search term into the single box.

The only drawback is that it does NOT search file contents. So if you put your spaghetti sauce recipes in a file called "How To Repair Putty Knives", it won't help you at all.

Ok thanks! I'll give this a look
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16 Dec 2010   #13
DayTrader

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DayTrader View Post
Ok, I did it. Now, I'm able to find files when I do a search within the folder that contains the files, but from the Start Menu I'm not able to find those files. Maybe this is because the files I'm searching for are on a different partition?
Yeah, I believe the Start Menu will only include files on the C: drive (Windows drive) instead.
Ok that makes sense. I think searching within the folder will suffice. i appreciate all your help and your tutorials are great!
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16 Dec 2010   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Thank you.
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16 Dec 2010   #15
Hopalong X

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

This is the explanation of difference by Microsoft.

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