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Windows 7: Search problems

05 Jul 2010   #1
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Search problems

I have an e-machines with Windows 7 Home Premium.

There may be no answers to my questions, but one never knows, so I remain hopeful.

1. Why is the desktop in "my" folder? I hate it!

2. When I search for a file in order to move it into another folder, I can't see where it is. If I drag it into a folder, it's only a link. I want the original in the new folder.

3. The search function is terrible.
Example: There are 4 Libraries that I know of; documents, videos, music and pictures. If I search "LIBRARY" why don't I get ANY libraries? See screen shot below.

4. What happens if I delete all those dumb libraries? I want things where I want them, not in libraries.

http://www.pbase.com/dickh/image/126249589.jpg


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05 Jul 2010   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

First, libraries just point to the actual location of what ever is in them, they don't

actually store anything, you can add many locations to your library so that one

library can access data from all over your computer, which is very handy.

I get the same result when I type library in search that you do.

Here's some info on libraries,

Windows 7 Features: Libraries

As for deleting them, no need to, if you don't want to use them here's a

couple tutorials to look at, just remove the locations in the libraries.

Library - Remove a Included Folder

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
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06 Jul 2010   #3
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks.
Please address #2. When I search for a file in order to move it into another folder, I can't see where it is. If I drag it into a folder, it's only a link. I want the original in the new folder.
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06 Jul 2010   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Dick. Try this tutorial to add copy and move to your context menu. Then when moving a file select it to highlight then right click and choose move file to your desired floder..
Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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06 Jul 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Dick. Try this tutorial to add copy and move to your context menu. Then when moving a file select it to highlight then right click and choose move file to your desired floder..
Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder


Good tip, I use this one ALL the time and it's very handy.
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06 Jul 2010   #6
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks, but I have no idea what a "Context Menu" is. The illustration in that tutorial does not show the window that comes up when I do a search.
In that search list I can not copy a file, I can only drag it to another place. Then it is just a link. I want to find the original and move it or copy it in the normal way.
It was a simple thing to do in Windows 98, but apparently simple is no longer an option.
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06 Jul 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Using that tutorial, when you right click an object this is a context menu and the choices you get.
click to enlarge
Search problems-move.jpg


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06 Jul 2010   #8
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Using that tutorial, when you right click an object this is a context menu and the choices you get.
click to enlarge
Attachment 83582
You may have misunderstood my question. I'm talking about a file or an image that comes up when I type a title into the SEARCH box. The Context Menu you show does not come up. Try it.
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06 Jul 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Using that tutorial, when you right click an object this is a context menu and the choices you get.
click to enlarge
Attachment 83582
You may have misunderstood my question. I'm talking about a file or an image that comes up when I type a title into the SEARCH box. The Context Menu you show does not come up. Try it.
Oh yeah?


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Search problems-save.jpg


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06 Jul 2010   #10
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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