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Windows 7: Refreshing the Explorer Search Index?

05 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Refreshing the Explorer Search Index?

How can I refresh the search index in Windows Explorer?
For example I put files in Documents a couple of hours ago, that just don't show up when I type part of the name in 'search'. The files do show up however in the Start button search!

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06 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi imacken,

Though this tutorial will work, it may be a bit OTT. Note the Related Links.

Index - Rebuild

Hope this helps.
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07 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 64-bit

Thanks a lot - that worked. I didn't even realise that there was an indexing section in CP!
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