BUG: All images saved with Paint are NOT indexed!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by BillD, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. BillD

    BillD Guest

    BUG: All images saved with Paint are NOT indexed. No results in Windows
    Explorer, if you try to search them using the Search box

    reproduction steps:
    1. press ALT+PRINT in order to capture a screenshot of a Windows
    2. open the MS Paint and paste in it
    3. save the image as jpg or png
    4. close the MS Paint
    5. open the folder where you saved it. Type the name of that file in the
    search box
    ..... NO RESULTS!!!

    6. repeat using another graphic program and the images are found
    BillD, Sep 9, 2007
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  2. BUG: All images saved with Paint are NOT indexed. No results in Windows
    Back in July, Dave Woods from Microsoft confirmed in teh newsgroup thatt
    this is a known bug in Vista. You'll probably find that thread in the
    archives, somewhere.

    I don't have a KB number, I don't think there was a specific KnowledgeBase
    article. Probably it will be fixed in SP1 (I'd guess).

    In the meantime, you can work around it by setting the Index bit manually,
    or using an alternative app like Paint.NET (which is free and better,

    Hope it helps,
    Andrew McLaren, Sep 9, 2007
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    Paul Randall Guest

    Does Microsoft have a URL that lists all these known bugs so we don't have
    to bang our heads against the wall trying to figure out what we are doing

    -Paul Randall
    Paul Randall, Sep 9, 2007
  4. why list them individually when you can save time and call Vista itself a
    huge monstrous bug?

    steve sonsino, Sep 9, 2007
  5. Have you tried out Vista for yourself? I see that you post from Outlook

    Mike Hall - MVP, Sep 9, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    Bug reproduced here: Vista Home Premium.
    The 'index this file' is not checked in the properties.
    Also the permissions has two additional entries (vs other jpgs) that are not
    inherited from parent that seem to be redudent (they are also inherited).
    Also the icon for the file has a small icon of two people in the lower left,
    I hadn't noticed that in other files. This file is shared with IUSR_NMPR (
    media sharing I think).

    Basic bug seems to be that the save does not inherit the properties from the
    parent directory.
    Michael, Sep 9, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    I tried to stop sharing the file, after about two minutes of frantic disk
    activity the system reported that I could not stop sharing because the file
    was in a shared directory (true), however the pair of people icon was

    Michael, Sep 9, 2007
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    Paul Randall Guest

    I do have a Cheapo Compaq with Vista preinstalled. I use it mostly for
    testing purposes and seldom allow it access to the internet. I've Ghosted
    the hard drive prior to first boot, so I can quickly and easily get back to
    'out of the box' condition with no possibilty of viruses/malware. Having
    taken these precautions to prevent needless head-banging, I would like to
    eliminate the 'known bugs' issues too.

    Having such a URL, easily searched with the browser's 'find on this page'
    function, seems like a simple and inexpensive way to assist the customer.
    Or maybe not freely supplying a list of known bugs is a major source of M$'s
    revenue. What do you think?

    -Paul Randall
    Paul Randall, Sep 9, 2007
  9. Not only I have vista but I have deployed more than 100 systems... and
    supported even more than that.

    I know vista, and thats why I declare its the worse OS MS made. And thats
    why Im using XP!
    steve sonsino, Sep 9, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    You're just a fukkin troll loser.
    Get lost.
    Frank, Sep 9, 2007
  11. Frank, you are nothing but an unpaid Microsoft butt kisser. What a

    If I was you Frank, I would demand I got paid for making an ass of
    myself. After all, that's the least Microsoft should do for you
    "helping" them polish their image. <snicker>
    Adam Albright, Sep 9, 2007
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    Saucy Guest

    A "known issues with this release" page? I do not know if Microsoft has one
    for Windows Vista. It's would be a nice idea. Otherwise, there's the
    knowledge base search utility.

    Saucy, Sep 9, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Stinkin drunk again, huh?
    So what's new?
    Frank, Sep 9, 2007
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    DanS Guest

    All just because they don't like vista.
    DanS, Sep 9, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Yeah, especially when they're posting their hatred from xp.
    Frank, Sep 9, 2007
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    David Guest

    I would expect that a terabyte hard drive would be required to hold a
    list of all the bugs. :) I've got my own personal list, and it's
    growing every day. I actually started out liking Vista the first day I
    got my new laptop with it preinstalled. But as I began using it, I've
    uncovered a lot of rough edges.

    David, Sep 9, 2007
  17. BillD

    David Guest

    that is NOT the issue with the index failing on my PC. I've checked a
    number of files that are not being indexed, and they DO have the "index"
    property enabled. Even rebuilding the index didn't help. and i was
    patient too. even a week after reindexing, most files don't show up.
    so i've turned off indexing and explorer is pretty quick at finding my
    files without the "help" from indexing.

    David, Sep 9, 2007
  18. Common or widespread significant issues generally get a KnowledgeBase
    article written about them:
    However, there isn't a KB article for each and every single bug - that would
    be way too cumbersome.

    Like all software vendors, Microsoft has an internal bug-tracking system.
    From talking to Microsoft guys, I understand they did consider putting the
    whole bug database onto the public web, but there were just too many
    practical obstacles. The tracking system is more a software development
    tool, rather than a list of defects users should know about (and, this is
    how most software developers treat their bug-tracking databases). Many
    (most?) reported bugs are aren't confirmed; they are closed as "by design",
    "not repro", "duplicate", etc. Also, developers open "bugs" to remind
    themselves to do stuff - they're work items, not software defects in the
    sense we're discussing them. Many bug reports also contain confidential
    customer information, 3rd party intellectual property, etc. Microsoft would
    need to maintain parallel "sanitised" and "real" bug databases and keep them
    in synch. And so on ...

    There's always room for improvement; but Microsoft's KnowledgeBase, Service
    Pack READMEs and Security Bulletins provide a pretty good level of
    transparency - at least, when viewed from the perspective of a large
    corporate IT department, maintaining >20K PCs (which is where I work). It's
    at least as good as the level of detail we get from IBM, Oracle or Sun.
    Whether it is adequate for consumers and enthusiast home users, I couldn't
    Andrew McLaren, Sep 9, 2007
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    JethroUK Guest

    it's not just MS Paint - there's loads stuff Vista can't find - considering
    Vista is suppose to have all new singing, dancing search it's actually a
    waste of time

    i did notice that copy/pasting a file makes it visible to vista
    JethroUK, Sep 10, 2007
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    NoStop Guest

    If Microsoft was going to pay Frank for anything, it would be that he
    disconnect his computer from the Internet. Even Microsoft would find him a
    detriment to the Windoze cause.


    Remove Vista Activation Completely ...

    Do you use Linux? Everytime you "google", you're using Linux.

    Coming Soon! Ubuntu 7.10 ... New Features:
    NoStop, Sep 10, 2007
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