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Windows 7: Windows Explorer won't find pictures by tag

09 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Windows Explorer won't find pictures by tag

A few time ago I started to tag my pictures by adding custom keywords to enhance media search and everything seemed to be fine till the date. However a couple days ago WExplorer stopped to find pictures by tag (it only find it by name).

I have a small pinup pictures collection (around 5K pictures) that I use daily to illustrate a blog that I run and it became a nightmare to find the proper pictures manually.

Someone would have an idea about why tag searching stopped to work? I already checked the pictures and the tags ARE there!

PS: The only thing different I did in these days was to install a few picture managers to see if the tagging could be easier with them but I ended figuring out that Windows is still the best tool for the job. Anyway, I cannot see how one of those tools could disable the WExplorer ability to search media by tag...

Any help appreciated!


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09 Aug 2015   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I think I figured it out...

In WExplorer I went to Tools >> Folder Options >> Search tab and then selected "Always search file name and contents (this might take several minutes)."

Now it is finding media by tags again. Funny is that I never had to mark it and it was working before...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

useful information!!!
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