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I used to be able to search a folder by file type but ever since I reinstalled Windows 7, I can't...

I want to search "*.mkv" and this used to work but now it doesn't. What is going on?
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It may be that files with those extensions may still need to be indexed.
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post #3 of 8
Open all folders. Then only the files will be indexed.
Use advanced search option to see if it helps you.
post #4 of 8
I'm willing to bet you disabled indexing while reading some SSD optimization guide.
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post #5 of 8
Try;

File:mkv
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I made sure that folder is indexed, and I checked advanced options. I don't see anything in here that would indicate don't search file types! Do I have to force it to index the file contents as well for this to work?
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post #7 of 8
It doesn't matter whether the folder is indexed or not. Indexing just makes searches faster.

Did you disable the Windows Search service?
post #8 of 8
I know that old XP search actually only looked at a few file extensions and ignored the rest....

The fix then was to manually add the extension to the registry. Not sure if that still applies....

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\.java\\PersistentHandler]
@="{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\.sh\\PersistentHandler]
@="{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\.prc\\PersistentHandler]
@="{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
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