Index is running, but the only search results it returns are email

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Dave Johnson, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Dave Johnson

    Dave Johnson Guest

    I have a pristine Vista setup. Brand new Dell machine, came with Premium that
    I upgraded to Ultimate. I installed Office and other apps, and copied a hard
    drive's worth of files from an old computer to the new machine. All files are
    stored in usual locations in the user profile (Documents, Pictures, Music,
    etc). Currently, the index CPL reports that it has indexed 38,000 items.

    Problem: all searches in the quick search box in folder windows return zero
    results. That's true whether I search for strings that appear in file names
    or file contents or metadata. I always get zero results. If I open the Search
    Home folder (Start | Search) and perform a search, I get results -- but it
    appears it's ONLY finding email and email attachments.

    What is wrong? How do I get the index to wake up and return document,
    picture, music, etc results?

    The index service appears to be running.
    I rebuilt the index yesterday to see if that would fix the problem. No change.
    The index CPL reports that Outlook, Offline files, Start menu, and Users are
    being indexed. If I drill into the Users folder in the Modify screen, I see
    my profile is selected for indexing.

    This is a brand new machine and the index has never worked correctly.
    Dave Johnson, Jan 13, 2008
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