Search No Longer Works

Posted: 08-05-2008, 09:48 PM
I used to be able to find files in My Documents and its subfolders by typing
part of the name into the search bar at the top of Windows Explorer. Now
when I try to search, it returns no results. I type in part of the name of a
file that I can see is in My Documents. What am I doing wrong?

I'm using Vista Home Premium.

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Search No Longer Works


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oscar
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Re: Search No Longer Works
Posted: 08-06-2008, 11:28 PM
Hi,

Go here first for some basic info:


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932989/en-us


Two considerations:
1) try rebuilding the index using Indexing Options
2) if this trouble began after downloading Windows Search 4.0 update, then
consider uninstalling it.


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"C and A Bredt" <abredt_at-delete-this@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
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>I used to be able to find files in My Documents and its subfolders by
>typing part of the name into the search bar at the top of Windows Explorer.
>Now when I try to search, it returns no results. I type in part of the name
>of a file that I can see is in My Documents. What am I doing wrong?
>
> I'm using Vista Home Premium.
>
> --
> C and A Bredt
C and A Bredt
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Re: Search No Longer Works
Posted: 08-08-2008, 10:33 PM
Hi Oscar,

If a new Search program got installed, that may explain why it used to
work.

I don't see Windows Search 4.0 in my list of Microsoft Updates, nor in
Remove Programs. Can it be hiding somewhere else?
CB
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"oscar" <oscar2times@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Go here first for some basic info:
>
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932989/en-us
>
>
> Two considerations:
> 1) try rebuilding the index using Indexing Options
> 2) if this trouble began after downloading Windows Search 4.0 update, then
> consider uninstalling it.
>
>
> --
> oscar
>
> "Right click is a good friend..."
>
>
> "C and A Bredt" <abredt_at-delete-this@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:%23BFV9T09IHA.3612@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I used to be able to find files in My Documents and its subfolders by
>>typing part of the name into the search bar at the top of Windows
>>Explorer. Now when I try to search, it returns no results. I type in part
>>of the name of a file that I can see is in My Documents. What am I doing
>>wrong?
>>
>> I'm using Vista Home Premium.
>>
>> --
>> C and A Bredt
>
R. C. White
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Re: Search No Longer Works
Posted: 08-19-2008, 05:59 PM
Hi, CB.

WS4.0 is well-hidden in the updates lists. Well, hidden in plain sight, I
guess. There are so many others that it might be hard to spot. :>(

In my fully up-to-date-as-of-this-morning Vista Ultimate x64, in my list of
Installed Updates in Windows Update it is the 25th item from the top, dated
7/23/08m and listed as:
Windows Search 4.0 for Windows Vista x64-based Systems (KB940157)

In Programs and Features, it doesn't appear at all until I click "View
installed updates". Then it is alphabetized as simply "Windows Search 4.0".

But Indexing Options doesn't identify it as WS4 - or as anything at all.
:>(

RC
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(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)

"C and A Bredt" <abredt_at-delete-this@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Oscar,
>
> If a new Search program got installed, that may explain why it used to
> work.
>
> I don't see Windows Search 4.0 in my list of Microsoft Updates, nor in
> Remove Programs. Can it be hiding somewhere else?
> CB
> --
> C and A Bredt
> "oscar" <oscar2times@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23y0IuwB%23IHA.4268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Go here first for some basic info:
>>
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932989/en-us
>>
>>
>> Two considerations:
>> 1) try rebuilding the index using Indexing Options
>> 2) if this trouble began after downloading Windows Search 4.0 update,
>> then consider uninstalling it.
>>
>>
>> --
>> oscar
>>
>> "Right click is a good friend..."
>>
>>
>> "C and A Bredt" <abredt_at-delete-this@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23BFV9T09IHA.3612@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>I used to be able to find files in My Documents and its subfolders by
>>>typing part of the name into the search bar at the top of Windows
>>>Explorer. Now when I try to search, it returns no results. I type in part
>>>of the name of a file that I can see is in My Documents. What am I doing
>>>wrong?
>>>
>>> I'm using Vista Home Premium.
>>>
>>> --
>>> C and A Bredt
spot
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Re: Search No Longer Works
Posted: 08-20-2008, 05:40 PM

Maybe Windows Search 4.0 update resetted the search options.
Check the option to search with a part of the name

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