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Searching No Longer Works?!

by Katers327 / April 6, 2005 10:24 AM PDT

I have a PC that has Windows ME on it and for some reason can no longer use the search tool (files or folders, etc). I'm curious to see what i should do to fix this or if anyone has had this issue and what they did to fix it. thank you so much!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 10:39 AM PDT

Pull up TWEAKUI. Place the checkmark in SHOW SEARCH ON DESKTOP.

Try that!


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Got your email.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 11:39 PM PDT

The problem is well known as well as the fix.

Your move.


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doesn't work? or you can't find it?
by ChuckT / April 7, 2005 9:33 AM PDT

If it is only because you can't find it, in the usual place (Start>Search), there are other ways to get to the function, ways that I prefer more.

1st way)
That is; Hold down the Windows key (the one with the Windows Flag on it) and press the F key. Hint: think "Find"

2nd way) With Windows Explorer open (Hint: Win+E)
you just select the drive, or folder, you want to start the search from, in the left pane of the 2pane Explorer window; and press Ctrl-F.
(or press the [Search] button, or select command: File>Search)

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