Vista Search doesn't yeild expected results - should I use Google?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Deepak Shenoy, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. I have a dll file that created a blue screen. I use the search tool box at
    the bottom lefthand corner (near the start button) to find my file only to
    find that the file doesn't appear. I then get a full screen search tool and
    again - alas I cannot find my file.

    What do I need to do to configure Vista Search? It's a shame since other
    tools like Google desktop just make it happen for you as a user and cut out
    all the complex configuration needed?

    Let me know if this is just a beta problem or if (unfortunately) I have to
    configure search out of the box to do the most trival of actions - "search"
    for something :-(
     
    Deepak Shenoy, Aug 12, 2006
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  2. Deepak Shenoy

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    You are probably only searching your local profile, which is the default.
    Open the full search box from the menu, click on advanced search and change
    it to look over the entire hard drive.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
     
    Rick Rogers, Aug 12, 2006
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    use the GLOBAL button in Index in control panel to add the drives/folders you expect to search.
    then sit back and wait hours/days/weeks for the indexing to complete.
    then you should be able to find your file.

    search out of the box is limited in its scope on where to search








    I have a dll file that created a blue screen. I use the search tool box at
    the bottom lefthand corner (near the start button) to find my file only to
    find that the file doesn't appear. I then get a full screen search tool and
    again - alas I cannot find my file.

    What do I need to do to configure Vista Search? It's a shame since other
    tools like Google desktop just make it happen for you as a user and cut out
    all the complex configuration needed?

    Let me know if this is just a beta problem or if (unfortunately) I have to
    configure search out of the box to do the most trival of actions - "search"
    for something :-(
     
    mikeyhsd, Aug 13, 2006
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    firth Guest

    Two and a half months later, vista is still telling me indexing isn't complete.
     
    firth, Aug 13, 2006
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  5. It's a shame. Search is probably one of the most important features in Vista
    and it seems like Vista will not be able to provide the full functionality
    needed without a lot of complex manupulations
     
    Deepak Shenoy, Aug 13, 2006
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  6. Thanks Rick,

    Diasspointing that you are mislead to think that Search measns Search! You
    have to configure more options to get this to work correctly. The leaders
    and designers of this function ought to see what the other competitors are
    doing
     
    Deepak Shenoy, Aug 13, 2006
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Rick Rogers, Aug 13, 2006
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