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Windows 7: Explorer search is sometimes not listing all files

31 Dec 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Explorer search is sometimes not listing all files

If I search in "c:\users\" for *.xls I get 2 files listed - both are in deep subfolders.
142.xls in "c:\users\paul\appdata\roaming\temp\temp\temp\temp\temp\temp\temp\"

If I search in "c:\users\paul\" for *.xls I get 100+ files listed, eg:
list.xls in "c:\users\paul\backup\ICT\2010\"

Which leads me to think that the search is not working correctly - a file found in "c:\users\paul\backup\ICT\2010\" must also be in "c:\users\".

Or am I missing something?

At the moment I just cannot trust the search facility - can this be fixed?

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31 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

For finding files, I would recommend installing Everything. Once the index is built, searching for files is instantaneous and comprehensive. A great free tool.

It does not search for data inside files.
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