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    Robin Guest

    windows explorer search function

    My windows explorer search function stopped working. I think it asked me if
    I wanted to index something to be faster and I said yes and now it can't
    find any files.


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    Re: windows explorer search function

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin View Post
    My windows explorer search function stopped working. I think it asked me if
    I wanted to index something to be faster and I said yes and now it can't
    find any files.
    Hi Robin,

    It may have asked you if you wanted to turn on "Search Index" to make the search faster. This tutorial will show you how to disable the Search Index so Vista will default to using the non-indexed search.

    Index - Enable or Disable

    Shawn

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    Jon Guest

    Re: windows explorer search function


    "Robin" <greetings@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > My windows explorer search function stopped working. I think it asked me
    > if I wanted to index something to be faster and I said yes and now it
    > can't find any files.

    You usually get that prompt when it asks you if you want to add a particular
    folder to indexing.

    Have a look in Control Panel > Indexing Options

    You normally then have to wait for indexing to complete to be able to find
    items in the newly added folder, which may have been the case in your
    situation.

    Post back ifthe problem still hasn't rectified itself.

    --
    Jon



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