windows 7 search not working

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by George Neuner, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Hi,

    I have a brand new laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Windows
    Search does not work - there is no drive activity and I get no
    results.

    I've seen the KB article 977380 about Win7 search not working and I
    have tried the hotfix, but with no luck. Search still does not work.
    The indexing service is running, AFAICT, and the drive properties are
    set to allow indexing.

    Anyone know the answer to this? (please don't say Google Search :cool:

    George
    George Neuner, Aug 19, 2010
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  2. On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 03:33:47 -0400, George Neuner
    <> wrote:

    I was advised by email to try System File Check ... I did so but it
    found no problems. Still no search.

    George
    George Neuner, Aug 20, 2010
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  3. On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 03:33:47 -0400, George Neuner
    <> wrote:

    Finally a partial solution:

    In the registry, go to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    and change that value of "Start_SearchFiles" from 0 to 1


    Search is somewhat working now. It refuses to show me any txt files
    in the libraries regardless of search pattern, and it doesn't seem to
    search outside the libraries at all. Maybe it just has to build its
    index?

    Anyway, thanks to Dave for getting me this far!

    George
    George Neuner, Aug 20, 2010
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  4. On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 03:33:47 -0400, George Neuner
    <> wrote:


    Final entry. I had to restart the indexing service a couple of times.
    As for the txt files, I had to "touch" them all before search would
    find them. Strange, but all is working now.

    George
    George Neuner, Aug 20, 2010
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