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Search feature under Start Menu

by Baxelsson / October 19, 2008 12:38 PM PDT

Very often when I do a search for a file, it doesn't seem to matter how I do it, but none of the files are found. It searches for a second or less and come up NO RESULTS. I have had this trouble for ages. I know the files are there, but want to know where, many times. I can't believe I'm stranded with such a simple problem, especially I'm not a novice.
Help - please!

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It's never worked right
by Jimmy Greystone / October 19, 2008 1:14 PM PDT

It's never worked right since Microsoft introduced that feature back in Windows95. It's unreliable at best, and if you really want to search for files like that, I'd suggest installing a program such as Google Desktop. Generally though, it's just better to keep your files organized in such a way that you can find what you're looking for without the need for searching.

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Sorry but that's busted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 19, 2008 11:33 PM PDT

The Windows Search feature has had problems for over a decade. Once you get over it you find something else to do that search.

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by Baxelsson / October 20, 2008 12:29 AM PDT

I will try Google Desk as the previous respondent suggested unless you have a better idea.

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