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Windows 7: Searching "Computer" does not yield anything...

30 Jan 2010   #1

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
Searching "Computer" does not yield anything...

Weird issue, when I double click "Computer" icon in desktop, it will show me list of volumes. On that window, if I search for something (meaning my search target is my whole computer), it did sound like starting to search, but the "Address bar" doesn't show the usual "Progress bar" indicator. I can search normally in individual volumes/folders, just not globally... Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,


Ps. no System Restore needed, no Repair Install needed, sfc /scannow yield no error, this is a production system.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600

I think that is normal behavior. If you want to search the entire system, type in Win+F and type in the search box
Good night!

edit: Actually, this isn't normal behavior lol. Go to start menu and type in "indexing options" and hit enter. Make sure your drivers are properly indexed
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2010   #3

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

Hmm... I must be missing something...

I did mess with "Indexing Options", I added all of my volumes in there completely ignoring the "warning" that indexing whole computer might slow Indexer down... which is absurdly idiotic beyond help. So... now it's indexing ~700k items (that's a small number of items to index, plus the Indexing process is done). Now when I search for anything, with or without indexing, every search is slow (or maybe I'm searching into a too large dataset?) and that issue of searching "Computer" doesn't show anything.

The weird thing is, if I delete the Index data, it will search the whole "Computer"... is it the expected behavior?

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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