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Windows Explorer Search Box Win 7

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by borhan9, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. borhan9

    borhan9 Active member

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    Hi All,

    It's been ages since i last posted on AD. I am stuck with a issue for a user at work. It seems that he cannot search files from windows explorer in windows 7 from anywhere the libaries or even in general C:\ or even within the folder location of the file i have tested it on my computer and its working i have even looked at his search options and reverted it back to default and even searched something that is within the folder like the first file but nothing comes up it refuses to start searching is there anything i can do to resolve this issue bar re-imaging the machine??

    Thanks
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    have you tried system restore to before the problem started?
     
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    I can't afford to do a system restore for this user. Do not want to loose data
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    not talking system recovery but system restore.
     
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    there's also the repair option it'll keep emails,docs etc &/or image the damaged partition then nothing gets lost stuff can be retrieved anytime
     
  6. borhan9

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    I Think a system restore is abit of a drastic mesuare to be honest i think i will try the following and see how i go:

    Try this:
    Click Start
    Click Control Panel
    Click System and Security
    Click Administrative Tools
    Double-click Services (You may need to responond to a UAC prompt
    Find and double click the Windows Search service:


    Services
    Is the Startup type set to Automatic (Delayed Start):


    Windows Search Service Settings

    and http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/129437-windows-search-configure-use.html

    I need to get the users computer and see what i can do.

    Thanks for the help guys much appreciated.
     

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