Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows Search question - will try again here

15 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
Windows Search question - will try again here

Hi, I posted this a few minutes ago , and someone has moved it to the Browsers and Mail forum.

It is not a "Browser and Mail" question , as such , and as the volume of answers often given in that forum is very low , I'll try again here.

So I will revise my question and leave out the specific file type.

How to get Windows Search to recognise a particular or any everyday file type on an external drive and how to search within that particular file type when Windows Search seems to ignore it's existence. I also have Vista on another machine and there is no problem doing this.

Could you kindly leave this question here. Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2011   #2

windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Hello, I have a suggestion rather than an answer to your issue. Personally I don't even use Windows search anymore. Now if I need to find something I use Everything Search. It completely blows away Windows search. Best of all it's free.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Thank you. That works OK with my NTFS hard drive , but on my external drive which is Fat32 , it brings up an error message and is unable to scan.

Looks like not compatible with Fat32 although a USB which is plain Fat , is OK.

Thinking of trying Copernic which I used a few years ago with XP.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows Search question - will try again here

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
google search question
Hello. I've often wondered how to turn off this "possibly helpful" tool, if it were not such a pain in the butt. Seems like everytime I go to search for something via google and start to is already trying to read my mind and then starts throwing up suggestions. If I misspell a word in...
Browsers & Mail
Question on search refining
Hi there, I was wondering if there was a way to make it so windows 7 search will do this: If I search for "hmm" and there is a file named "34325hmm" it will register it as a result. Thank you.
Performance & Maintenance
newb- Search/Replace wildcard question ...?
In search and replace in MS Word, or Excel, how do I replace this: (415e) with this: (415e) ie: simply search for a number within parenthesis and make it italicized?
Microsoft Office
New question about search
So I've read a couple of general complaints about search, but I have a very specific one. With XP, you could search for (2).txt and you'd get all of the files which end in exactly that. The new search doesn't seem to even acknowledge the parentheses. I get hits on any filenames that have a...
General Discussion
Windows search question
Hi, I have a question about the windows search. (in start menu) - when I search for let's say 'log' to find 'event logs' why do I see in the search results things like: 'windows card space', 'create an account' etc. it's makes a mess and has nothing to do with my search term.
General Discussion
Search Box Question
Hello, When using the Search Box in the Start Menu, it works just great-but at times too great. Pulls up everything with the search word "anywhere" in the file or document. XP had an "exact phrase" option in its Search. Is there anything similar in W7 ? Thanks, Bob
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App