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Windows 7: Win 7 start menu search stopped working

07 Jul 2013   #11

windows 7 64 home premium

At last, I can see the Indexing options, thanks. Whether it works or not at least the options are available and without the multiple moves in MS help. Small Icons is better than standard as it shows all options whereas I have to expand the others to see them, and obviously not all as Indexing was missing.

So, now I can see this I select it and have on the 1st panel, Included locatopns, IEhistory, Start Menu, Users-excluding Appdata
If I then select Modify I get, Change Locations, IE hist only selected. Summary has IEhistory, Start Menu, Users-excluding Appdata.
Selecting Advanced shows Index setting file settings blank, not ticked. I also have (hooray) the Rebuild option I was looking for.

So, if nothing else I can at least rebuild the index. But before I try that do the above selections seem correct.
I have the C drive and a secondary drive, neither of which are selected, should they be to allow it to find stuff ?

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07 Jul 2013   #12

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

Can you post a screenshot?

These forums allow you to attach images to the post.

Win 7 start menu search stopped working-new-bitmap-image.jpg
This is an image of my indexing options. Note the text in the red box (I made the red box to highlight it).
It can also say that it is still indexing, or that indexing is stopped. What is it saying in yours?

Below I have selected two drives as I want it to be able to search in both, otherwise it works only for the folders that are not C and D in the pic (those are the standard folders, apart from the Windows Live Mail one if you don't have it).

Also, do that thing about services I talked of above, it doesn't hurt and will save time.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jul 2013   #13

windows 7 64 home premium

Getting somewhere, but not very far.
I checked my wife's PC (same as mine) and it only has the same IE hist start menu and Users as I have, her one works.

But at least I could re-index the files, worked ok but still can't access anything.
What I did though was click the 'see more search results' optio on the start search and it said - Searchquery=xxx Cannot access path or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.

Sadly it didn't manage to say what path I didn't have access to.
Any ideas as to what this could be ? Is it an individual item or something search needs.
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