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Windows 7: Windows 7 Professional Start Menu Search; No Results

21 Apr 2013   #21

Windows 7 Professional X64

This program only takes seconds to find anything on your comp and you only have to put in part of the file name - works like a charm.

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21 Apr 2013   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64

yay it works bye i can't thank you enough
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21 Apr 2013   #23

Windows 7 Professional X64

Glad to help.

Sorry again for the confusion caused by a previous poster -who shall remain NAMELESS!!
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21 Apr 2013   #24

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hey it's not his/her fault. They were trying to help too. Both of you had conflicting ideas, and I like yours better. End of story.
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21 Apr 2013   #25

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Not the help you were expecting for but I thought this quote from a tutorial of ours is also important information you should know:

Note   Note
The main difference between File Explorer Search and Start Menu Search is where they search.
  • Using File Explorer, the Windows Search searches both the indexed and non-indexed locations starting at the current selected folder or drive plus in all its subfolders. Examples:
    • File Explorer open on Computer > Search will search in all folders on all drives
    • File Explorer open on drive F: > Search will search in all folders on drive F:
    • File Explorer open on D:\PDF Files > Search will search in folder D:\PDF Files and all its subfolders
  • Using Start Menu Search, the Windows Search searches only the indexed locations (after fresh install normally only your personal and public folders). This is the faster method to search but as it only includes indexed locations, you need to be sure to save your files only to indexed locations in order to keep them findable using Start Menu Search.

Some more useful tuts:Kari
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