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Windows 7: search for moved file

1 Week Ago   #1
jopa66

Win7 64-bit
 
 
search for moved file

Used to be when clicking a shortcut for a file or program that has been moved, Windows would do a brief search for the missing target. Now it has become lazy and just offers to delete the offending shortcut. How do I get the search feature back?


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1 Week Ago   #2
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi jopa66,

I think to save yourself a lot of time and effort it would be much quicker to delete the existing shortcut and then locate the file and create another shortcut for it.

I hope this helps!
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1 Week Ago   #3
jopa66

Win7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi jopa66,

I think to save yourself a lot of time and effort it would be much quicker to delete the existing shortcut and then locate the file and create another shortcut for it.

I hope this helps!
Appreciate your response and yes that is a viable option. It's just that something is broke and I'd like to fix it. Strange thing - all of a sudden Windows also started showing "- shortcut" to newly created shortcuts although this is something I did away with a long time ago. Was able to fix that fairly easily but can't track down the solution to the issue I'm inquiring about here.
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1 Week Ago   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player
 
 

Maybe Microsoft changed how this function works.
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