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Windows 7: Windows Search works for normal folders, not for "My Documents"

28 Mar 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows Search works for normal folders, not for "My Documents"

Hello everybody,

Let me first say that indexing is off on my machine for performance reasons, so if this is the reason, please say so :-)

Previously searching using the search bar at the top of the windows screen would search as normal no matter which folder is open.

Now, however all is fine, except if I'm inside "My Documents". You type a name in the search field and nothing happens, it's as if the field is blank. It's not that it doesn't find a file, it's that is simply doesn't even begin to search.

If I type the path, for example, C:\Users\Username\Documents it'll search there, but if I open the "Documents" with Windows start menu, the problem happens.

Searching for similar problems, most have something related to indexing services, or to restart or re-index, but my indexing services is off, whenever I install a new system it's one of the things I turn off alongside Windows Aero and it worked fine previously.

If anyone has a clue what this could be (it started some 2 weeks ago, was perfectly fine previously, no changes made to the system itself before or since) that would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards

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