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search results only in date modified

by dragonmaelstrom / December 14, 2012 2:23 PM PST

When searching in windows 7 libraries (in pictures, music etc) the results shown are only arranged in date modified clicking on drop down menu show all other choices (top results etc) greyed out
Im using windows 7 build 7601 acer aspire 5332 4gb ram

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Here I change the sort by clicking on the column name.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2012 12:53 AM PST

You are right that a drop down menu didn't show it. Are you saying this is a defect or omission to leave it out of the drop down?

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My search problem
by dragonmaelstrom / December 15, 2012 1:06 AM PST

If I put the search results into detail view i can sort them by name,date modified etc but the are always arranged by 'date modified' if i click on the drop down menu everything is greyed out but date modified and clear changes which only changes the detail view
As far as I can guess something has changed in the registry which i am comfortable in modifying

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No search problem here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2012 1:11 AM PST
In reply to: My search problem

I never used a drop down menu since clicking on the columns works.

I see no story about registry cleaners or such to clue me into what's up but on a stock Windows 7 machine I can sort without the drop down menu.

-> Let's say it's busted. If you can't find what's busted what about using another search tool like EVERYTHING?
Link follows,

-> <-

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the searching is ok for me
by dragonmaelstrom / December 15, 2012 1:54 AM PST

i said the registry because everything that's to do with the computer is most of the time somewhere in there but it only happens in the libraries folder now i have thought that my messing with the library folders to add network folders might have something to do with it but it works properly when i search starting from anywhere else
if it is busted as you say i would like to be able to fix it if possible because i donit need to know which is the earlier file its just looks bad

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Ouch I missed that this is LIBRARIES.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2012 2:00 AM PST
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everything i need
by dragonmaelstrom / December 15, 2012 2:06 AM PST

everything i need is in the libraries so thats where most of my searches are but its no biggy really just hoppped someone could help me fix it

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If you read the search I gave.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2012 2:08 AM PST
In reply to: everything i need

It appears that it's true. I blew it when I missed the word LIBRARIES. I use EVERYTHING for searching and it's a non-issue in that tool.

Maybe someone fixed it but the first few reads were not encouraging.

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its me that needs the help
by dragonmaelstrom / December 15, 2012 2:13 AM PST

maybe i worded or done it wrong but its me that need the help

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No I blew it by missing the one word.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2012 2:27 AM PST

I supplied a search on the issue and it's true. I don't see the issue in EVERYTHING (the search app) and I don't use Libraries since my work is across PCs and well, it's broke or does not exist in XP, Vista, and other machines. EVERYTHING works on all the PCs at the office so no reason to look elsewhere.

Again, I'm sorry I missed that word in your first post. You asked the right question but I blew it.

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no ones perfect
by dragonmaelstrom / December 15, 2012 2:39 AM PST

thanks someone might come up with an answer but for now i will suffer in silence Cry

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