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This is being asked on behalf of my girlfriend who asked me if I knew why it was doing it-

"Since our works pcs went over to Win7 I can't search for a file, f.ex I have a folder full of documents but when I try and search it only finds documents from before win7 (winxp), it's like they don't exist, any idea why?"

Any ideas guys?
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Because they did upgrade and now all documents are inside folder named "Old windows" ?

Other than that, just press windows key and input file name and it works great.
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She says the files are all in the same folder, she just cannot do a search on any that were saved since win7.
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problem: File indexing is off
solution: turn indexing on
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Apparently file indexing is already on.
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Anybody got any other ideas?
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post #7 of 14
I'll admit, I'm not entirely sure this will solve the problem, but this may.

If it does, please post your results. Actually, even if it doesn't. please let us know. Thannks
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I'll admit, I'm not entirely sure this will solve the problem, but this may.

If it does, please post your results. Actually, even if it doesn't. please let us know. Thannks
Awesome thanks, I'll get her to try it tomorrow, I shall report back!
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post #9 of 14
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She says "It's files I need to search for, not folders"

So far she has tried everything mentioned above but still has the problem.

Next idea?
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post #10 of 14
Windows 7 Search can be pretty unreliable, I never figured out how to make it work. One of my coworkers with Windows 7 just uses the search in the Start Menu and it always works, if I try that it either gives me some unrelated ugly-named temp file in the middle of nowhere or gives me nothing, even when searching for common things like "Notepad" or "Calculator" lol.
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