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Windows 7: Windows 7 search showing file results from non-existent folder

19 Feb 2018   #1
davesev

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 search showing file results from non-existent folder

I did a search for `name:".aiff"` in my C:\Users\Dave folder, and it found results in a zip file, which is in the wrong location, but when I go to figure out where to drag the file from, the zip file is not there...

I'm not sure how to better explain this without pictures and you probably wouldn't believe me otherwise:

https://i.imgur.com/cMusBhS.png

Clicking on the address path shows:
search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20Dave&crumb=location:C%3A%5CUsers%5CDave\Stealing Axion - BFS9 AIFF.zip

If I try to go to "C:\Users\Dave\Stealing Axion - BFS9 AIFF.zip", it says "Windows can't find"... I'm perplexed. I can literally copies these files (in the results) and paste them elsewhere... but I'd rather just move the original zip file... which apparently only exists in the alter-world of Windows Search.

Now I'm afraid that there are other files I might need that show only in search... which is a bit scary. What else will show that I don't expect?!

How do I figure out why it's showing non-existent files in search only, and how do I figure out how to get the original zip file?


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20 Feb 2018   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Hidden?

Perhaps the file Attributes have been altered (e.g. to "Hidden" or "System").

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21 Feb 2018   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On the search results page, right click and select open folder location.
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12 Mar 2018   #4
davesev

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Perhaps the file Attributes have been altered (e.g. to "Hidden" or "System").

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Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
The files didn't have hidden attribute enabled, and I already had 'show hidden files' enabled in Folder Options.
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12 Mar 2018   #5
davesev

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
On the search results page, right click and select open folder location.
Thanks, that would have worked; I ended up just cutting them and pasting them to where they were supposed to be, which was on a network drive.
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