search not worth a bucket of warm spit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by A, May 11, 2007.

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    A Guest

    i've tried rebuilding the index (several times) and checking index the
    entire C: drive, and still it can't find files which are there, side by
    side, in the same folder, with the same name and a different number (May
    1.jpg, May 2.jpg, etc.).

    Windows Desktop Search worked in XP, but with Vista it's damn useless. At
    least for me.

    If somebody can please tell me how to get this piece of crap working right,
    I'll appreciate it. Thank you.
    A, May 11, 2007
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    Dave Cox Guest

    Nice attitude for asking for help. Maybe someone else will have pity on
    you and offer some advice.
    Dave Cox, May 11, 2007
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    A Guest

    Thank you for your exceptionally helpful reply. It goes a great distance in
    assisting in alleviating my continuing frustration with this problem. :)

    I think you need to be nominated for World's Most Helpful Usenet Group
    member. :) In fact, I'll do that right now! :) And just to make sure
    your nomination is accepted, I'll second it too. :)
    A, May 11, 2007
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    marty Guest

    Why bother?

    Pickup the free from Betanews.

    marty, May 11, 2007
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    A Guest

    I'm about at that point. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
    A, May 11, 2007
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    Spocks Buddy Guest

    the only advice to be given is keep away from vista as long as possible!!!

    If you want a horrid OS go dig up that old copy of windows Me you had..

    even that is better than Vista!
    Spocks Buddy, May 11, 2007
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    Spocks Buddy Guest

    you will not find any help here from the people who use vista.

    They keep claiming that it works for them flawlessly...
    If you say you have a problem with vista, its your or your hardwares falt or
    a bad driver.

    Im starting to believe that all these vista people are being planted or even
    worse is one person
    with various identities paid by microsoft to give the impression that vista
    is good....
    Spocks Buddy, May 11, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Well capin' crunch I believe you're been transported into never never land.
    You have no idea what you're talking about concerning anything MS.
    Let me tell you in a language I know you'll understand:
    gamacu malaka.
    Frank, May 11, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi A,

    Did you try adjusting the Search Options? Click on Computer from start
    menu, type anything in search area & stop it. Now:

    1. click on SEARCH TOOLS
    2. click on Search Options
    3. check the following:
    A. "Always search file names" or "Always search file names and
    content" (Your choice)
    B. "Include subfolders when typing in the Search box"
    C. "Find Partial matches"
    D. "Don't use the index when searching the file system......."
    E. "Include system directories"
    F. "Include compressed files ....."

    I noticed that using the index doesn't produce a good search result.
    It will be a bit slower, but a lot more thorough. This is how I use the
    search and at least on my system it will find it if it's on it. Plus, I
    disabled the index, but that makes no difference here.

    Hope this helps you,


    "Practice makes perfect, then you reinstall"
    Vista 64 Home Premium
    1.5 Gig DDR2 533 Mhz (PC4200) RAM
    brink, May 11, 2007
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    Mick Guest

    ME is paradise compared to Vista!
    And it is amazing that Vista works FLAWLESSLY for ALL the MVPs
    Mick, May 11, 2007
  11. I've had much the same problem. The indexed searches simply don't find
    most of what I search for (like a data file name that I use frequently
    but got misplaced into the wrong folder).
    John Wesley Asquith, May 11, 2007
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    Kurt Herman Guest

    Don't forget the most important setting, set it to display results for ALL
    users. I'll bet a lot of your old files are "owned" by a different user
    (i.e. your old XP account).

    That's what happened on my machine. Once I set it to display from all users,
    everything showed up.

    Kurt Herman, May 11, 2007
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    Lang Murphy Guest

    Where does one find the "display from all users" setting?

    Lang Murphy, May 12, 2007
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    Kurt Herman Guest

    Under customize start menu (right click the search bar and select
    Scroll down to the "Search Files" settings, and check "Search entire index".

    There is a setting for "search this users files" that I think it defaults
    to. (As it should, you wouldn't want some other user able to search your
    files...:) )

    Kurt Herman, May 12, 2007
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    Lang Murphy Guest

    Got it... thanks!

    Lang Murphy, May 13, 2007
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    Kurt Herman Guest

    Your welcome!

    I had a cold chill running down my spine when you asked, because I did it a
    while ago and forgot how I did. Its quite buried.... :)

    Kurt Herman, May 13, 2007
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    Lang Murphy Guest

    Indeed it -is- buried. And... once found... it's no longer buried, is it?

    Lang Murphy, May 14, 2007
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