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Windows 7: no search results with Indexing turned off

06 Jul 2011   #1
csenger41

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
no search results with Indexing turned off

Hy!

I recently turned off Indexing on my computer because I wanted to save diskspace and keep my laptop turned on all the time, and it is really disturbing at night hearing the ventillator spinning on maximum.
But now if I try to search for anything pressing F3 or clicking into the box at the top right corner, it gives no results. Neither directories nor files.
Do I MUST have Indexing turned on?


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06 Jul 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well of course you need Windows Search turned on when you attempt to search. As it is doing the search.
In Power Management set Minimum Processor State to 1%, also set System cooling policy to passive.
That should keep the computer running cooler.
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06 Jul 2011   #3
csenger41

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Well of course you need Windows Search turned on when you attempt to search. As it is doing the search.
In Power Management set Minimum Processor State to 1%, also set System cooling policy to passive.
That should keep the computer running cooler.
But I didn't turn off Windows Search as far as I know, only Indexing under Control panel -> Indexing Options by deselecting every directory.
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06 Jul 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

If you are not searching from within a directory, ie My Computer or F3 (or WIN+F) from the desktop. Those searches use the Index, without an index there is nothing to search.
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06 Jul 2011   #5
csenger41

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
If you are not searching from within a directory, ie My Computer or F3 (or WIN+F) from the desktop. Those searches use the Index, without an index there is nothing to search.
I only want to search within a directory by clicking and typing into the search field.
Windows Search is not turned off, if it would be, I hadn't seen the search box at the upper right corner of the windows.
And all you say makes no sense, because indexing says it just speeds up searching, but I have time, I can wait.
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