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Windows 7: Google Desktop on Windows 7 machine

07 Dec 2011   #1

Google Desktop on Windows 7 machine

This is really strange. I have been using Google Desktop (v 5.9) for ages on my WinXP machine. It was able to look into PDFs and Signed Outlook emails without any problems. All this without any plug-ins.

Last week, the company upgraded my machine to a 64-bit windows 7 laptop. Naturally, the first thing I did after installing office and restoring my PDF documents was to install Google Desktop 5.9.

Imagine my shock when the same GD does not look into PDF files ! It still is able to look into Outlook 2007 signed emails fine. But the PDF search is broken.

This is strange considering that the same version works fine in XP!

Any suggestions are appreciated //

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07 Dec 2011   #2

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Hi vulcanman and welcome to Seven Forums. I don't use GD myself but I noticed that Google dropped support for it last September. I wonder if it is fully compatible with windows 7. It may be worth running the compatibility wizard and see if it comes up with anything.

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