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Windows 7: Search box contains only category: "Files"

02 Jan 2012   #1
meydlo

windows 7 proffessional x64
 
 
Search box contains only category: "Files"

Hi all

In search box after searching I can see only category "files".

That means:
I can not see category as: (programs or control panel) which are really important for me.
&
I can not run any program directly from there(ei. cmd) or find by natural language (ei. device manager)


Thank you very much for help


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02 Jan 2012   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Which search box are you referring to, the one you see at the botton left of your screen when you click the start button or the one at the top right of the Windows Explorer screen?
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02 Jan 2012   #3
meydlo

windows 7 proffessional x64
 
 

Yes exactly that one after clicking on "start menu" button.
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02 Jan 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try the steps here Index Locations - Add or Remove to see if you can add the search categories you wish to see.
To restore the default index options have a lok here Search Options - Change or Restore
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04 Jan 2012   #5
meydlo

windows 7 proffessional x64
 
 

Yes both (indexing & search options) I tried without success.
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04 Jan 2012   #6
meydlo

windows 7 proffessional x64
 
 

for more clear picture about the issue
Search box contains only category: "Files"-search_boxp.jpg


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04 Jan 2012   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have you tried this;
Open the Search and Indexing troubleshooter by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Click View all, and then click Search and Indexing.
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04 Jan 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

MArked solved, did you figure it out? Please let us know how.
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05 Jan 2012   #9
meydlo

windows 7 proffessional x64
 
 

No, it doesn't help also.
I also tried ("fix it" (Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues)) also I tried reindexing (and also things I don't remember ) & nothing works:-/.

still thank you for trying to help me.
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05 Jan 2012   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 



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