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Q: Indexing doesn't work. Windows search service stopped

My indexing stopped. When I checked "Windows Search" service is in auto startup mode but it wasn't running.
When I tried to manually start, it gave me "Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified." message.

Please help. Without an ability to search my computer I am pretty much lost now.

A: Indexing doesn't work. Windows search service stopped

Can you clarify that please? Is Windows search enabled?

Regards....Mike Connor

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Hello, my Indexing Service is not working. The options are grayed out
Also my Windows Search service does not start. When I try to start it, I get these errors in the event log:

1. "The Windows Search Service cannot open the Jet property store.
The content index server cannot update or access information because of a database error. Stop and restart the search service. If the problem persists, reset and recrawl the content index. In some cases it may be necessary to delete and recreate the content index. (0x8004117f)"

2. "The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog. Internal error <4,0x8004117f>."

I'm totally lost as how to solve this problem. I spent hours on the web trying to find a solution, with no luck sofar. Anyone here who has a clue how to solve this one?


A:Windows Search service and Indexing Service do not work

Was this a clean install, or an upgrade from XP.
What sort of HDD arrangement.
More details would be helpful.

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I notice that the indexing service is available as a windows 7 feature  along with windows search.  The indexer service does not appear to be checked/installed by default but the windows search feature is installed by default.  My question is why is the "indexing service" an option when the newer and better "windows Search" does the same thing better?  What happens if you install both? Thanks.

A:Indexing service vs windows search

Hi,The following website answers your question in details.Windows SearchFor more information, please also refer to the following articles.Windows Index FeaturesBest RegardsDale Qiao

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I have been trying to enable the search feature on my windows 7 64-bit machine but when I attempt to do so, or use indexing, nothing seems to happen. When I try to enable windows search in services I get "Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer - error 5 access denied."

When I detect problems in search and indexing it tells me windows search service is not running but lists the error as not fixed. When I try to manually add a config folder in the ProgramData - Microsoft - Search - Data folder it erases itself after a few seconds.

This account has full admin control, I don't get it. I even tried to do this through the hidden admin account.

This laptop is only a month old but I can't turn the search feature on. I think maybe if I modify it to not include the external in indexing it would not mess up, but I can't even touch the modify button without enabling windows search, which is currently impossible. Any help?

A:Windows Search Service/Indexing - Access Denied?

Try reregistering the windows installer service:

You want to unregister and then reregister.

1) Start> Run

2) Type in msiexec /unreg

3) Press enter

4) Start> Run

5) Type in msiexec /regserver

6) Press enter

Hopefully that will fix it, if not let us know. A Guy

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As topic title says.

I have windows search disabled, but do find myself occasionally searching through emails, is it enough to just enable indexing in outlook or does it require the OS indexing also enabled.

A:does outlook indexing need windows search enabled to work?

You should be able to search (slower) with indxing turned off. Better yet, you can modify indexing to only search in specific places/for specific things. If you disabled windows search service, I don't know if you are able to search still. You should only need to deselect the harddrive/folders/files that you do not want to index.

Go to indexing options>modify to find where you can disable searching for specific things.

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I just upgraded to W8.1 and now I find the my indexing/search service won't start. It tries, but won't start. I have used the Search Troubleshooter and Search Service still fails to start. Also, a right click on the start button, a menu pops up that resembles classic Windows Start Menu. Most of those functions don't work. Anyone else having problems like these? Will appreciate any help you can give. From my Event Log: The Windows Search service terminated with the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
The Windows Search service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 536 time(s).

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after updating to 8.1, windows search is slow, even though I disabled Bing and I don't have extra locations in the index, and it doesn't find files even though they are in subfolders of My Documents. This problem is very outstanding with Word files.

I tried deleting the Data folder, and rebuilding the index, but to no avail.

I need a way to search for text within files, so the "Everything" app does not seem to be the solution.
I am trying out AgentRansack right now, and it does work, but it is slow and uses up almost all the CPU when it is searching.

best thing would be to fix windows search

A:search/indexing 8.1 doesn't find files


trying out AgentRansack right now, and it does work

Hello, yes, Agent is 'terribly' good at finding stuff, I personally gladly trade some speed for reliability and ease of use compared to w search. For 'content search' remember to set a few criteria (if practical), see example in attachment (you may be doing this already, then please disregard this comment). That search took 10 seconds, without the criteria it may take an hour while it ransacks many file types not likely to contain anything one is looking for.

Some other member here may shed some light on your w8 problem. Good luck.

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Search in the Outlook 2010 doesn't find items. When I look at the Indexing Status under Search Tools, it states "Outlook is currently indexing your items. 19173 items remaining to be indexed." The number doesn't change. Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Outlook Search Incomplete - Indexing Doesn't Finish

Worth a look, AND .

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I have always un-ticked Indexing in XP Pro (to speed up overall system performance) and search/find worked by actually searching the hard drive/folder. But in Vista when I turn off Indexing, search does not work at all. It doesn't list any search results at all, it doesn't even attempt to search through the drive/folder. Is that normal?

A:Does Vista Require Indexing for Search to Work?

Hello Hammerdown,

Normally when you disable the Index in Vista, Vista will just default to searching with a non-index search. Check you search settings to see if they are similar to how it is set in the tutorial below to see if that is why you are not having any search results.

Search Options

This may be useful as well.

Advanced Search

Hope this helps,

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Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Office Pro 2010. 32 bit Outlook. HP laptop.

This started with my searches in Outlook not working. I looked for solutions.
Here is my status and things I have tried:
- Ran scanpst. Errors were repaired.
- Ran Office 2010 "repair" from control panel. Errors were fixed.
- Ran SFC. Errors were found in system files. But when I look at the log file, there are NO files listed as corrupt. Not sure what to do next on this.
- When I go to "Indexing options" There no locations specified for indexing and it says "Indexing is not running"; when I go to "advanced" options, there is NO "file types" tab at all, file settings are grayed out, there is no "index location". when I click "troubleshoot", I get: "An error occured while troubleshooting" "A problem is preventing the troubleshooter from starting". Error detail in attachment.
- I went to "Windows features" under Programs in Control panel. I did NOT turn off Windows search. I turned ON, Indexing service, with no impact.

Yes, I am frustrated.
Can anyone provide additional steps?

I am considering reinstalling and/or repairing Win 7 and Office 2010 from DVDs, if it would not be too disruptive of all my personal settings. Any thoughts on this? I have the DVDs for both with product keys.


A:Outlook search does not work - Indexing not working - tried many thing

Hi Itrip, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look through these websites to see if there is a solution there for you. The first one is for Outlook 2010, the second is for Outlook 2007 & the third is also for outlook 2010.

Outlook 2010 instant search not working

Outlook 2010 Mail Indexing Not Working (Windows Search Email - Microsoft Community

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I'm trying to investigate a problem that started several weeks ago-Outlook 2007 search window never brings up any choices; no mail items ever populate the central box

Under Tools/Options/Search Options the boxes are checked for each of the accounts and PST files and to show results as I type. The radio button for All Folders is on. These are the default settings which used to work.

When I type into the search box a pop-up states that there are files that are not yet indexed

Under Windows 7 - Indexing Options, it states indexing is not running

When I check services, Windows Search Service is stopped

Under Windows services Windows Search Service is stopped. It is set to start up on boot however-delayed.

When I try to start this manually an error returned is;

Windows could not start the Windows search service on local computer the service did not return an error this could be an internal Windows error or an internal service error if the problem persists contact your system administrator at

C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe /Embedding does exist which is what The Windows Services says is the executable.

Meanwhile searching in the search box in Windows Explorer does work but I also get a flag that the files are not indexed

Any help appreciated


A:Windows Search Service doesn't start

Best resolutionI really never got this resolved. I believe it might have been that at that time I had removed what I thought were a number of unnecessary services usingMSconfig. Even though Windows was not able to tell me I must to remove something on which the indexing service was dependent. I resolve by rolling back the machine to a prior date using a full system backup I had created just FYI.

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Running Windows 8.1 Windows Search service is stopped and work folder service is stopped as well as WSS is dependent one. Error 6801
1) Ran Search and Indexing Troubleshooter to diagnose the issue no luck.
2) Ran System File Check.
3) enough free space on logical drive.
4) Tried rebuilding the index, Delete files from the"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows and C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Temp"
and restarted Services.
5) Renamed registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\FileChangeClientConfigs and restarted Services no luck.
6) Windows firewall is stopped
7) Registry value:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search
SetupCompletedSuccessfully to 0
 issue was resolved by following these steps earlier but it came back again after couple of weeks.

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I can no longer search in outlook. I've traced this back to the search indexing - if I go to control panel > indexing options it states "indexing is not running".

Sure enough, if I go to services the Windows Search Service is stopped (even though it's set to start on "automatic (delayed start)")

If I try to start it manually it says : "The Windows Search service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs".

Googling the error takes me to this very specific microsoft support article which covers exactly this error:

Windows Search Service will not start, Error: "The Windows Search service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs"

The article states the solution is to delete all the files in the "C:\windows\system32\config\TxR" directory. But I tried this and only some were deleted, but 3 remain as they were "in use".

I've googled around for ways to delete locked files, and tried every trick in the locked files book - but I just cannot get rid of these 3 files - and if these files are what's stopping the search service from starting then apparently I'm screwed...

I've tried deleting them using an admin cmd prompt, safe mode with command prompt, removing the system/hidden attributes etc etc, even lockhunter gave up on these files co... Read more

A:Highly annoying: The Windows Search service started then stopped...

Quote: Originally Posted by jxm

I can no longer search in outlook. I've traced this back to the search indexing - if I go to control panel > indexing options it states "indexing is not running".

Sure enough, if I go to services the Windows Search Service is stopped (even though it's set to start on "automatic (delayed start)")

If I try to start it manually it says : "The Windows Search service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs".

Googling the error takes me to this very specific microsoft support article which covers exactly this error:

Windows Search Service will not start, Error: "The Windows Search service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs"

The article states the solution is to delete all the files in the "C:\windows\system32\config\TxR" directory. But I tried this and only some were deleted, but 3 remain as they were "in use".

I've googled around for ways to delete locked files, and tried every trick in the locked files book - but I just cannot get rid of these 3 files - and if these files are what's stopping the search service from starting then apparently I'm screwed...

I've tried deleting them using an admin cmd prompt, safe mode with command prompt, removing the system... Read more

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After noticing some issues with Libraries performing the way they should, I discovered that Indexing services are started, but Indexing Options in the Control Panel says that indexing is not running.
Suggestions are welcome.
KenKen Kimbrough

A:Indexing Service is started but indexing Options says it's not.

Seems to be related to the index. Go to Control Panel > System & Maintenance > Indexing Options and in the Advanced Options you click on Restore Defaults and also Rebuild Index. Click OK and then try to start the service.Blogging about Windows for IT pros at

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Here's hoping someone can help.

When I click on Start/Search, nothing happens. When I go to Windows Explorer and right-click on Local Disk (C:) and select Search, nothing happens. But, if I click on the Search magnifying glass on the toolbar, I get to search.

Here's a copy of my HijackThis Logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 7:03:20 PM, on 10/8/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winampa.exe
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The short version is: Realtime protection of antivirus doesn't works (tried both with avast and then avira, reinstalling/cleaning doesn't works), windows update doesn't work, and microsoft fixit can't fix it :D. I don't know if there is a problem with admin rights or something like this (the first error i got was from dropbox that couldn't obtain admin rights) or it is a malware.
The long (watch out, is a wall of text) version with everything i tried until now is here:


Step 1: programs stopped working, just after I installed mass effect 3 from origin, but this could be unrelated, I wasn't using pc because i was waiting for ME3 to finish the download. I remember that i couldn't launch firefox anymore, pc started to go very slow, task manager didn't start and windows updates message popped up, and another strange thing, i couldn't use the keybord combination using "alt gr" (on the italian keyboard the @ must be done with the alt gr). So i rebooted the system. Note: I have windows update set to manual (I have to chose what do download, so when the m... Read more

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I have about 600 gigs of storage space and windows search doesn’t work so I’m a bit frustrated at this problem.

When I run windows search function I get 2-3 recently created files and nothing else. The process of getting these results take less than a second sometimes and it doesn’t comb threw my folder structure the way it used to. I have indexing on and I’ve had indexing off but this does not effect the results. I’m not sure when this problem first popped up but I assume it was about 4-5 months ago when my step dad changed my network settings because of some bad advice from some tech support who didn’t know what kind of system I had.

I’ve tried using “Windows Desktop Search” and that didn’t work either so I uninstalled that. I don’t want to use 3rd party search programs just because the windows search has worked fine for me so far with the exception to this. Any help is appreciated


A:Windows search function doesn't work

Start -> Search -> Files and Folders -> More Advanced options -> check around there..

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Hey guys,

My desktop search doesn't work anymore after updating to Windows 8.1 preview. I updated now to windows 8.1 but I have the same problem. Does anyone has a solution? 



A:Desktop search doesn't work Windows 8.1

The feature-name option is not recognized in this context.

I was afraid of something like that happening.  So, assuming that the syntax in W8 is the same as in W7--(I'm still on W7.)--there would be an alternate syntax

/Enable-Feature /FeatureName:<name_in_image> [/PackageName:<name_in_image>]
  Enables a specified feature. If the package name is not specified, the
  Windows Foundation package is assumed. Feature names are case-sensitive.
The question is: which package name do we use?  All of them?  Both with the Language and without?   The unspecified component, the base and the shell ones, all 6?
This is an example of what I am disappointed about with the  /get-featureinfo  and  get-packageinfo  commands.   They give us no clues about how the pieces all go together.
E.g., let's guess that the PackageName which told Get-Features that the State was disabled would be one of your *.mum file that we found for the loop and replace the target command in the loop with:
dism.exe  /online  /Enable-Feature  /FeatureName:SearchEngine-Client-Package
Good luck

Robert Aldwinckle

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I've updated Windows 8 to 8.1 recently and for some reason settings search on start up page stopped working. If I search with "Everywhere"
selected I see results but settings entries are missing. I have another account on the same machine and there everything works fine. When I try to find some of the setting shortcuts on file system windows file search takes me to "C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\Settings".
Both users are members of administrators group.
I've tried running "sfc /scannow" but there was no result.
I've noticed a strange error in event viewer but I don't know if it is related:
Crawl could not be completed on content source <winrt://{S-1-5-21-2367193382-1881007217-2607126721-1001}/>.

Any help would be appreciated :)

A:Windows 8.1 - Settings search doesn't work

You can try to use Search and Indexing troubleshooter to see if it can identify the problem.
Control Panel->Action Center->Troubleshooting->View all->Search and Indexing.
Also you can use Dism command  to repair system file.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Click the link below for more details about the command: Lu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi everyone, I've had this problem for the better part of a month now, I was hoping the update from 8 to 8.1 would fix it but no luck.In a nutshell: Windows search for Files stopped working out of nowhere, searching for Apps/Settings works fine, but searching for Files yield no results, not only that, when I enter a file to search for it just sits there without any info on whether it is searching or not (Just says "Files" and nothing more where it usually would also say "Searching...").
I've been troubleshooting this but no one has had this exact problem, here are the solutions I've tried:
- Going to Indexing Options and manually adding the drives I wish to index to "Index these locations" and allowing for a full index. No results, no "Searching" phrase comes up either.
- Using Microsofts Windows Search Troubleshooter which essentially is supposed to fix problems like database corruption and crashes. Part of the fix is it resets the index (so my drives I added aren't in the list anymore), and it says it has Fixed the issues, but upon trying search: I do get the "searching" phrase, but I get very slow (about 25 seconds) and half-assed results (and only when I hit enter or click the magnifying glass icon), it's no longer a list of files in the search pane that starts to list file suggestions in the search pane. It also doesn't find folders.
Finally what I discovered today was in the Windows Features dialog box there is no Win... Read more

A:Windows 8 File search doesn't work

When Searching For Files Using The Modern Interface in Windows 8.1 ,Make Sure You Set To Search Files Only , And See if it Works
if No Luck Try Re-installing Windows

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it worked when I installed windows 10 but I haven't used it In a while, say some 3 to four months. thank you

A:why doesn't my search engine work on my windows 10

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question it worked when I installed windows 10 but I haven't used it In a while, say some 3 to four months. thank you by search enginer you mean the search that you do when going to start? Or the browser search?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I recently upgraded my 3 computers to Windows 8.1. Only 1 PC (INTEL) is working as it should. The other 2 PC's are AMD based and the search function is acting funny. When I search it gives my the results, but when I click on says I'm looking for DEVICES AND PRINTERS and I search "printers", it gives my the result. If I click on DEVICES AND PRINTERS tab it doesn't respond, but when I click on say my Canon printer's link to MY PRINTER it responds. I ran SFC/SCANNOW and also DISM (Micorsoft actually ran it) and nothing changed. It sometimes locks me onto the Meto screen and I have to reset the PC to get back to my normal Desktop. When it does that non of the Metro tiles works. Micorsoft technician also tried to create a new user account which comes out blank and when creating another account, as soon as you log into the account it immediately signs out of it and don't allow you access. I tried to refresh the pc, but the frustrating part is, it asks you to choose a keyboard layout, but disables all USB and PS ports. Now how do I choose a keyboard layout, unless I have a touch screen. Microsoft really didn't think this trough. Is there anybody that perhaps now how to get the searh to work. Oh I do have searchindex.exe in my system32 folder and in services I stop and restarted Windows Search, but still no change.

A:Search function in Windows 8.1 doesn't work as it should

Problem solved. After Microsoft technicians tried everything and my PC crashed I decided to just redo. Then I found out that a program called Wisecare 365 that I was running on my Windows 8 PC caused all the problems. It went and deleted registry and other files that windows 8.1 need to operate with. So it's no longer on my PC and so far Windows 8.1 is running fine.

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The search in Windows explorer has been working inconsistently in my mother's computer for as long as I remember. There are several folders where no results are displayed whatsoever, no matter what you search for.
Solutions I've tried so far:
Using the Windows built in Troubleshooter for Searches and Indexing. It doesn?t find any problem.
Used the online troubleshooter: Turns out it?s just the same that comes installed with Windows, so same result.
Control Panel > System & Maintenance > Indexing Options > Advanced Options > Rebuild index. It takes a few hours. No luck.
Followed all the steps in How to Fix Windows 7 Search Indexing Issues - Guiding Tech
Checked Another guy had a similar problem in Explorer Search Index Not Working/ Files are not coming up. They didn?t find a solution.
None of these have helped so far. Any ideas?

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I realise this subject has just about been done to death, e.g. by Lithium on 07-06-2011, but I just have to let off steam somehow - it really doesn't seem to work! Let me explain.

I recently acquired an HP Pavilion dv7 laptop computer, with Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium pre-installed. While I was excitedly making my first investigations of Windows 7, I created another partition, labelled A:, and moved all my documents to it from C:, using the Location tab of My Documents Properties. I do this in order to have data in a different partition from the system files, in case the OS partition gets trashed for any reason.

Eventually, I needed to find a file which I knew existed amongst a certain group of folders. I was astonished when Search failed to find it, and I eventually had to track it down by hand. Since then I have established that Search will not find any files on my A: partition, no matter what folders I specify in the Included Locations on the Indexing Options dialog box. Indeed, if I select Advanced, to go to where I can force a Rebuild of the index, when I come out again Indexing Options will remove any additions I made to the search locations, and reinstate the original (not very useful now) defaults of Start Menu and Users. Even if I do a search from Windows Explorer while sitting in a folder on A: just above where I know a specific file is, Search will fail to find that file.

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Forget Windows Search... just use the Everything Search Engine instead...

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Going to START/Search button then adding parameters to close up search such as choosing "Case Sensitive" DOES NOT WORK. When I pressed Go for the search, all kinds of files popped up in the search such as Realization.doc,
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A:Definitive SEARCH in Windows XP doesn't work for me

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to Windows XP forum for more response



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This is probably something that has a really simple fix, but I have no idea why it's happening. When i type cmd.exe into the Windows search bar and open it, everything I type in (like ipconfig) doesn't work, and it gives me the message "'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." It should also be noted that the command line that I'm typing into says: C:\Users\Grant>

On the other hand, if I search cmd.exe, right click on it, click on Open file location and then double click cmd.exe in the System32 folder, it will open and if I type in things like ipconfig it will work just fine. The command line this time says: C:\Windows\System32>

Why is it that I can't just open it up the short way and do it?

A:Cmd.exe doesn't work when opened through Windows search bar

You have to run as admin

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Does anyone know what is wrong? I can't get system restore to open and when I try to search for a file or folder the window opens but all I see is the dog on the left side and thats all. I also can't get windows media player to work, it just says "internal error". Thanks

A:system restore,windows search and wmp doesn't work

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Some details of your system, brand name, model, desktop or laptop, CPU, RAM, age of the system.
Which OS have you installed?
What were you doing when the problem occurred
Briefly explain what is not working for you and what you were doing when the issue occurred.

Have you made any recent changes to your machine? Tell us any error messages displayed.

Following the above will help us to help you more quickly.

In the meantime please run sfc /scannow using your OS CD to make sure you have no corrupted or missing .dll files.

Post back with more details thanks,

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When searching for a specific email in windows mail on my iPad I often get no results. Can someone tell me why or how to correct it.

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I've read in several places that the Windows "Fast Indexing Service" should be shut off. That's what I'd always read as well but my company's IT guy said I should let it run.

Hissaid the indexing service helped Windows find program components more quickly. I had always assumed that all it was doing was indexing files for when you might run a search for a file.

Which is correct? And...if you were to install something like Google Desktop that indexes all of your files, wouldn't that make Windows indexing redundant?

A:Windows Indexing Service

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Is there any way to change the time of day that Windows 7 runs the indexing service? It seems to run every morning just about the time I start compiling all the VC++ projects that were updated the previous day--not good timing.

I pulled up the dialog for "Indexing Options" and it appears that my only recourse is to disable it completely, or "pause for 15 minutes" which just postpones the problem.

I'd really rather run this thing at like 4:00 AM or something when I'm not depending on every spare CPU cycle for project builds.

A:Solved: Windows 7 indexing service.

I have not found indexing to be helpful, but more of an annoyance like your issue.

I disable it in Services>Windows Search


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Dear Friends,

I have Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, all updates having been installed. I am trying to disable the Windows XP Indexing Service and have searched the internet and came up with the following :-

To Turn Off

Open My Computer / Right click on C Drive and choose Properties / Uncheck the box which reads "Allow Indexing Service to ..." / Click O.K. to remove files from memory.

To Disable

In Start Menu choose Run / Type "services.msc" and press enter / Scroll to Indexing Service and double click on it / If Status is running press stop button / Under Startup Type choose Disabled / Click O.K.

I have tried both of these methods, but the next time I turn the computer on the Indexing appears to run as a small icon of a magnifying glass appears on the right hand side of the task bar. Also if I go into Task Manager it does not show that any programme is running. I wonder please if any one has any thoughts on this matter as to what I might be doing wrong.

Thank You,

Red Cloud

A:Solved: Windows Indexing Service

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When I open Windows Explorer (Windows 8.1) the search box on upper-right corner doesn't work in the Google drive folder. It works on all other folders. That is: when I enter the name of a file inside this folder, the search returns "0 items" (usually, just typing the first characters of a file starts churning out results).
I've tried rebuilding the index and making sure that folder isn't excluded in the indexing, to no avail.

A:Windows explorer Search doesn't work for Google drive folder

I believe that is due to the Google Drive being non-local, ie: not on the PC, but on in the Google cloud.

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So the 29th of July i went ahead and installed the Windows 10 update. It installed correctly and ran smooth without any problems for a few hours. Suddenly i realized that my Start Menu button didn't open the start menu when i clicked it. Neither did the search button.

I didn't really think about it much and continued gaming with one of my friends. Later that night i tried to restart my pc to see if that fixed any of my issues. Unfortunately nothing was fixed.

Now i can't open any microsoft apps (other than the Health and training app through the Task Manager and then the apps tab). Theres no way to access the settings or Windows Update so im stuck with just using non-microsoft apps if i can find them that is under my HDD.

(Edit) I can't rightclick anything in the taskbar or manage my internet connection.

Any help to fix this is highly appriciated.

Methods i have tried found around the internet:

Using the
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} command in Windows PowerShell as admin.

Running this troubleshooter from this link

Neither of them fixed anything.

A:Windows 10, Start Menu, Search or any microsoft apps doesn't work...

Similar problem only I could not get Windows installed apps to open properly. I have a Lenovo G560 with a Dynadock plugged into a USB port and two additional monitors connected to the laptop (one directly and one through the Dynadock. In anticipation of installing Win 10, I upgrade my RAM and replaced my hdd with an SSD drive. I am upgrading from Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium. I did the upgrade and not a clean install. The upgrade seemed to go just fine. The first thing I noticed was and Notices icon so I clicked on it and some notices appeared. I tried to click on those but as soon as I moved the mouse off of the notices icon the list disappeared. The same thing happened when I went to Start. I rebooted the computer and the above problems went away. So I began exploring around the Start Menu. I got cortana to recognize Hey Cortana and she even told me a joke. When I asked her to play Rock Paper Scissors, she started having problems. Again I rebooted, and she could tell a joke but no RPS. Then I asked her to open MS Edge but that did not work. Tried myself by clicking on the E icon and I got an error message saying it could not find Internet Explorer.exe. Went to Start Menu and tried to start Edge. It looked like it was going to but nothing appeared. I went to Task Manager and there it was running so I ended the process and tried again. No joy. Again reboot. First thing was to open Edge from Start Menu. That worked-- it opened. Tried to go to settings in the Start Me... Read more

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When I open Windows Explorer (Windows 8.1) the search box on upper-right corner doesn't work in the Google drive folder. It works on all other folders. That is: when I enter the name of a file inside this folder, the search returns "0 items".

A:Windows explorer Search doesn't work for Google drive fold

Newbie: Indexing Google Drive

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Dell Inspiron 14R, Core i5, 2.53 GHz Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I have added all the required folders to the indexing service in windows. Have rebuilt the index several times, and each time approx only 500-600 files are indexed, when i know i definitely have more than 60000 files in the folders that i have indexed!

I am unable to search anything in the windows box. Help!

Thanks in advance,

A:Windows Indexing Service not working properly


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I have a Toshiba computer running Windows Vista Home Premium. For the past couple of weeks I cannot get Windows search to start. When I go into settings there is no option to restart the service or to stop it. I then went to properties and set it to disabled. When the computer rebooted then I went back to Services and there was an option for starting it. I clicked it and then an error message pops up. It is error 1053 "The service did not respond in a timely fashion.

Also, I scanned my computer with SFC. It found some corrupt system files that it could not repair. Could anyone also help with this?

I really need Windows seach as when I tried to search for a file Windows Explorer says that it could not find the file. Windows Explorer can only search for programs.

I also need the Indexing service running because I have another problem on the same computer where I need to search for files and delete them. If I can't search for them than how will I delete them.

Any Help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Indexing Service not working - Error 1053

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I am having a problem with Windows 7 search when searching for emails:

1)When searching for an outlook email in the "instant search" bar in Outlook, the results are as expected (many results are displayed for the search term)

2) However, when searching from a search box using the exact same term as in #1 above, (eg/ when using Windows Key + F), no results are displayed.

My understanding is that both of these search methods utilize the same index, application, this is perplexing.

In looking at Inexing Options, it appears to be completely indexed. I have tried to rebuild the index several times with the same results.

Any help would be appreciated

A:Windows Search Indexing

In Outlook, the search function is purpose-made to search for emails in your mail folders, matching the criteria you specify.

However, when using Windows Search or (Windows key + F) it searches files; emails in Outlook are not actual files because they are all contained within an encrypted PST file which Windows Search cannot read.

So Outlook Search & Windows Search are entirely separate tools for two different purposes.

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Is it possible to use windows search as a regular search tool; so without the indexing part? I tried some non microsoft tools, i read this article and, but they still index the files. That means that you wont be able to find youre files when they are not indexed. Correct
me when i am wrong.
So my question; how can i find my files when they are not yet indexed(just like the old search companion did)

A:windows search without indexing

By default, you should be able to search filenames in non-indexed locations. To search file contents in non-indexed locations tick this option:
Control Panel -> Folder Options -> Search Tab -> Always search file names and contents.
You should in theory then be able to stop the indexer or remove your indexes and still search for anything, but, of course, it would be very slow.
A few people (me included) have reported many issues with searching, so you may or may not find this works as expected.
Without the indexer, you might not be able to search file contents for all file types, (i.e., non text formats) I haven't tried that.

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So I noticed that the search in my Windows 8.1 simply won't work to find files and settings. Then I went to Indexing Options in the Control Panel and I noticed that one of the locations Indexing was trying to point to is:

D:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ (Unavailable)

This is odd since this is not the location of the Start Menu (which is in the C drive, not the D drive).

So I went on to remove this location and manually add the location of the Start Menu in the C drive (i.e. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\).

To my surprise, adding the location in the C drive is actually listed as the D drive -- not the C drive. In Fact any directory I try to add to the Index located in the C drive is in fact listed as being in the D drive!

I'm at a loss here, and in fairness I reckon this is a bug.

Have anyone here ever experienced this? Is there any workaround?

EDIT: While the search does not work. It seems like the Windows Explorer search works without any issues.
Also I reckon it is worth mentioning that I change the location of my search index to the D drive. This is because my C drive is a Solid State Drive, while my D drive is a traditional Hard Drive.

Thanks in advance for the help.


A:BUG - Indexing Options keep pointing to D drive rather than the C drive - search charm won't work

Hello Roger,
I have to say that I am disappointingly surprised with this answer.
If you read my initial post carefully, the issue is that if I add a location on the 'C' drive it gets market as being on the 'D' drive instead. Therefore, your test of adding a folder to the indexing and delete it afterwards is moot.
Anyway I found out the issue to be that the SID of the D partition was the same as the SID assigned to the C partition and that was causing conflicts.
I looked all around for a way to change the partition SID but I couldn't find anything. So in the end what I had to do is backup (copy) the contents of the D partition, delete that partition (not format), then create it again. Now when adding the disk to
the index, I noticed it works fine. I don't consider this necessarily a solution, but a workaround.

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I have trouble ejecting my USB memory sticks. Using Unlocker it tells me Windows's search indexer is running on it. At one time I had another HDD as the D drive and I'm thinking Windows's search indexer still thinks D is there so it tries to index it. Any way to clear out what Windows Search indexes?


A:Windows Search indexing USB sticks

Hello Frosty,

Double check in your indexed locations to see if D: is still listed. If so, then you can uncheck D: to remove it from being indexed.

Index Locations - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,

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After upgrading to TH2 I had an issue with windows search. The service wouldn't start at all.

I managed to run the Windows Search service.
I had to delete the Key RebuildIndex and change value of key SetupCompletedSuccessfully to 1.

Now that the search service works I have another problem. The indexing is not working:

In Advanced options the Index Location is blank and the button Select New is grayed out.

When I run the troubleshooter I get : Incorrect permissions on Windows Search directories -- Not fixed

The owner of folders C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Search and C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Search\Data is SYSTEM. Administrator and my user name are added with Full Control.
What could be the problem?

A:Windows Search and Indexing Broken

Hi, part of your problem may be addressed towards the end of this thread:

Solved File Explorer Search Not Working - Windows 10 Forums

Modify button: I had to do this once having even lost Indexing Options in Control Panel- I first fixed that, then to solve the modify button being greyed out:
Disable and re-enable the feature through dism.
dism /Online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:"SearchEngine-Client-Package"
dism /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:"SearchEngine-Client-Package"

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I recently got a new laptop and I've been having a lot of trouble with the sound. It is the laptop seen here:

Sometime the audio works, but then if I pause a song and attempt to resume it a few minutes later, errors occur and the audio seems to be disabled.

"Windows Audio has stopped working" flashes quickly, followed by:

"Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed
A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available."

Then, if I right click on the small volume icon in the bottom right by the time, go to "Playback Devices" I get the following message:

"This computer cannot play audio because the Windows Audio Service is not enabled.

Would you like to enable the Windows Audio Service?"

I click yes and the audio works again, but even after this it still acts funny.

Things of note:Sometimes the Volume Up/Down/Off buttons on my keyboard work, and sometimes they do not.
After this problem occurs and I restart it by going to Playback Devices, the audio cannot be turned up/down in Windows Media Player. I must manually adjust my (external) speakers.
I'm using Windows Media Player because Songbird and iTunes seem to freeze up every time I try to play music through them
When I first got my laptop, I installed a few programs and ran into some problems (I forgot exactly what they w... Read more

A:Sound doesn't work sometimes: "Host Process for Windows Services stopped working..."

Hi -

Run a DirectX kernel diag report -
START | dxdiag | if x64, bottom-center "64-bit" | save as text - bottom-center

Zip the text file up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .



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Hi, all -
So my hard drive dropped dead a couple of months ago and I bought a new one.  The old one was 500GB, and while looking at prices on WD notebook hard drives, the 750GB was pretty close in price, so I bought it.
My mistake. 
After a full system restore from a disk image I had, I realized that I couldn't search for text in the body of my emails in MS Outlook 2010 the way I used to be able to.  So the first thing I checked was the indexing Options.  That window opened and said "Indexing is not running."  The list of included and excluded locations was completely blank.  So, I clicked on "Advanced" and hit the "Rebuild" button.  A window popped up that said this might take some time to complete, but nothing actually changed or started running.  Also in the Advanced tab for indexing were fields for "Current Location" and "New Location."  Both of those were blank.  So I clicked "Troubleshoot search and indexing," but "A problem is preventing the troubleshooter from starting." 
Then I realized that whereas I used to be able to type a file name into the Start Menu "Search programs and files" field and have it come up, this no longer worked.  Once it couldn't find the file, I clicked on "See More Results," and instead of the usual search window opening, the window seemed to disappear AS it was opening, if that makes sense.  It looked like a crash.
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A:Windows Search and Indexing crashing -- have tried all other fixes

I had a similar issue after replacing a failed 250 GB Toshiba hard drive with a larger 500 GB Toshiba drive and using HP recovery disks. The recovery seemed to go fine until I attempted to use Windows update. I kept getting messages that said the service is not running and several error codes. Windows built in Troubleshooter also would not work just like in your case. I didn't use the computer after that as I immediately began researching the problem so I don't know if Search and Indexing was working properly or not.This is not my area of expertise so I had to ask for help. I received help here at BC and over at the HP forums. I spent hours with Microsoft Support over the course of several days and tried every known fix. Microsoft Support does not charge if there is an issue installing updates or applying service packs.Anyway, apparently this is a known issue with Windows and Advanced Format Hard Drives.The symptoms and error codes all pointed to installing (updating) the Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID Driver.The first time I tried installing the driver there was no change. I found a more current driver version tried again, rebooted twice and Windows accepted/installed the driver. After a third reboot windows update and the Troubleshooter was working.The manufacturer of your computer (you didn't say) may require a similar driver if not the Intel Rapid Storage RAID Driver so you may want to start with them and find out what they use.

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First, I noticed that on my Windows 7 32 bit laptop, from one day to the other, Windows search crashed. I tried to delete and rebuilt the Indexing, but the response of the program was: Indexing is not running. Tried to troubleshoot the problem: Troubleshoot and prevent computer problems - Search and Indexing, find items on your computer using Windows Search. Start, next: Files don't appear in search results. Next... blah blah - problems found: windows search service not running! Not Fixed (OH, REALLY??)
OK; then I went to Microsoft's page to download the Fix It programme. Cool: trying to run the downloader: We are sorry but the program encountered an error trying to contact to the server. Please try again later. (WHEN?)
To download an utilito to try to troubleshoot the problem, click here.
Code 8004FE2C
OK, I clicked there, and comes a cabinet file, Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Diagnostic - Run - Result:
Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem. You can try exploring other options (HAHAHAHAHAHA)

Then I noticed that I could download the portable version of Fix It. I manage, I install, and run. Launch Fix it. Detect Problems and Apply the Fixes for me (recommended): ... resetting windows search... detecting additional problems...
Windows search is crashing and failing: NOT FIXED
Windows search does not star and gives and error message: NOT FIXED
Windows search does not show any results: NOT FIXED.

Explore additional options --- Get ... Read more

A:No way to resolve Windows Search and Indexing errors

Hi see the suggestions here Windows Forums ? indexing not running - View topic

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I thought I'd post this as an issue I came across today.

I noticed that the contents of PDF files were not showing up in Searches from File Explorer (and I guess Cortana).

I should be able to type in a word from a PDF file and, as long as the PDF file is in an indexed location, this should appear in search results.

It turns out that this is a problem which occurs when Adobe Reader is installed, apparently affecting x64 versions of Windows.

The search "iFilter" for PDFs gets broken, so the search doesn't index them. When looking in Indexing Options | Advanced | File Types, the entry for .pdf says "Registered iFilter is not found".

This seems to be the relevant page on Adobe's Knowledge base:

Note that it says it's fixed in Adobe Reader 11.04, but I'm using a later version of Adobe Reader and still had the problem in Windows 10 x64.

iFilter PDF search doesn't work on Windows 8 x64

Windows 8 64 bit provides native support for the PDF iFilter, which enables indexing PDFs so you can search for specific text. Installing Acrobat or Reader 11.0 breaks this feature. It overwrites the Windows 8 native iFilter registry entry with the product registry entry.


Do one of the following:

Update to Acrobat/Reader 11.0.4 or higher. The issue is fixed in version 11.0.4. [DavidY:But it wasn't for me]PDF iFilter 9 is not supported on Windows 8, update to ... Read more

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I just installed Windows Xp service pack 2 friday and yesterday when I restarted my computer like once, my IE wouldn't work at all, it would say "no page to display" "action canceled" and I don't know what to do, I could do system restore, but that is my last resort so I don't know what to do and I tried reseting my web settings and I have checked everything, my intenet connection is working but I am not sure ..Thank you for your time ~Fitzgig~

A:IE doesn't work after restarting XP service Pack 2

Download WinsockFix and unzip it. Then double-click on it to run it.

If that doesn't help.....

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. Open up the result.txt file created. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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Hello, thanl you for this forum. Much appreciated.
My laptop started with messages that the diagnostic policy
Has stopped and error 5 is denied.
I think i then did something and now the laptop starts and
Automatically shuts down after a min and then restarts.
I originally just wanted to enable this diagnostic pplicy to
Be enabled so that my internet could work.
Do i have a virus?
I am at my wits end.

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Don't know what happened but my "search" button stopped working in
Windows Explorer. After entering the search criteria, I press the search
button and nothing happens. Any suggestion? Thanks for any help .. Ed

Windows 2000 Pro.
Internet Explorer 6.

A:"search" button doesn't work in windows explorer

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I'm having a problem with a laptop (DELL Vostro 1510 - Windows 7 Professional 32bit)
The computer was infected by a Rogue like a year ago, I took it to a computer repair shop, and fixed it.
Few months later I started having issues with IE, works fine for an hour or two, and then (The program stopped responding)... until it was doing it all the time.

Took it back to the computer repair shop, and did a clean up, and uninstalled IE, and reinstalled it.
It was working fine for two weeks... and then it started to do it again.
I use IE for a few hours, or minutes (Random) and then IE Stopped responding!

I downloaded SF Diagnostic Tool
But after I run it (From desktop) as an administrator, and click on GRAB ALL, I have that error message:
(I disabled Norton antivirus) so I can't even post the log...
Can you please help me find out about that issue? or what do I have to do from now?

Unhandled exception has occured in your application
Could not complete operation on some files and directories
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.IO.IOException: Could not complete operation on some files and directories. See the Data property of the exception for more details.
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FileSystem.FxCopyOrMoveDirectory(CopyOrMove operation, String sourceDirectoryPath, String targetDirectoryPath, Boolean overwrite)
at Microsoft.VisualBasi... Read more

A:IE10 (Program stopped responding) + SF Diagnostic Tool Doesn't work!

Hi again!
I tried to run the different operations from SF Diagnostic Tool separately, one by one.
All worked, except for MINIDUMP
So I joined the event viewer logs inside a folder... And there is all logs, except for the Minidump
I don't know if that will help
I hope that someone will help me a little
Have a good night!

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Hi all,
I have tried the drivers from RealTek and also the drivers from MSI. (My motherboard is MSI P35 Platinum).
Driver installation / removal always proceeds without any errors.
But the Audio Service just can't start.
In some places, the RealTek device reports status "working properly".
Whereas other places report "no audio device".

A:Realtek ALC888 doesn't work, Audio Service can't start

Realtek Digital Output is the HDMI audio device. What are you using as your audio device? Are you using HDMI or a standard 3.5mm jack to play sounds?
If you want to play sounds you would have to plug something into one of those jacks since windows disables the sound service when nothing is plugged in.

Windows Update may be removing your updated drivers with Microsoft ones. Check the driver tab. Is it from Microsoft or Realtek?

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In Windows 7 Pro, if I click on Start and try to type in the search box, the letters take a long time to appear and the search does not work. For example, if I were to type regedit, it would take a few seconds for the type to appear and regedit would not open up. If I'm in Windows explorer, the same thing happens in the search box. They type appears very slowly on the screen and the search is useless. I've ran malwarebytes, Windows Security Essentials, had AVG on the machine and ran it. They don't find anything. Would appreciate help on this. I've done searches for the problem at and on here but haven't yet found that specific problem. Thanks.

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I have tried to solve this problem since I first got Win 7 without success. Search simply does not work. Answers on-line say click on start and type in the search box, but when I do, I get nothing. Same thing with Explorer. Typing in the search box yields nothing. None of the on-line answers I have seen address this problem. My windows is up to date.

A:Search doesn't work!

Hello jetrobert,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help. Be sure to have the location and file type included in the search index. If the file has been recently saved, then you may also need to rebuild (update) the index since it may not have had time to rebuild itself automatically yet.Search - Have More Accurate Search Results
In addition, you might see if these may help for some searching tips.Search in Windows 7


Windows Search - Configure and Use
Hope this helps,

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Hi, the picture says a million words:

When I click the search option on the tool bar, all I get is an empty space where it is supposed to show up.

It's XP Home SP2

Thanks in advance!


A:Search doesn't work

Just an idea: If you are going to install the new XP Home Service Pack 3 anyway that might solve your problem. It will install if you go to Microsoft Update - the ordinary Update page. It would have arrived to your pc by itself one of these days.

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When I do a Windows 7 Search from the "Search programs and files" window all the listed general files yield only a warning box showing internet security restrictions... what does internet security have to do with a Windows desktop search? Can someone please help me reset whatever is preventing the search function to operate?

A:Win 7 search doesn't work

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My Win 7 Search yields only generic folders. Clicking on them gives a security window citing settings in internet security as limiting results display. What the heck does internet security have to do with a desktop search? I also suddenly have UAC markers on some desktop icons that weren't there before. Do I have one problem or more. I'd appreciate some help, please. I have Windows Defender disabled and Windows Security Essentials in place.

A:Win 7 search doesn't work

Quote: Originally Posted by weybrew

My Win 7 Search yields only generic folders. Clicking on them gives a security window citing settings in internet security as limiting results display. What the heck does internet security have to do with a desktop search? I also suddenly have UAC markers on some desktop icons that weren't there before. Do I have one problem or more. I'd appreciate some help, please. I have Windows Defender disabled and Windows Security Essentials in place.

Did it ever work? do you have a backup from before the problem started that you can restore from? System specs"? what happened to change it?


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My search feature isn't working. This is the main search that should start with you typing while the metro screen is up. Some time ago it just disappeared. I've tried a couple of things to get it to work, but I can't. Can anyone run me through trouble shooting it?


A:Search doesn't work

Although this fix does not pertain specifically to the Metro screen, you might want to give it a shot and see what happens:

Fix Windows Desktop Search when it crashes or not showing results

Good luck.

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OK, I have Tribes 2 installed all patched up and ready for action. However, its not working 100%. For example I can't check my Tribes 2 mail and half the services don't work most of the time or not at all. Is there a problem with the server(s) or is it me? Somebody please explain what is going on here?

By the way I installed Service Pack 3 before installing Tribes 2.

A:(Resolved) Tribes 2 + Doesn't work right on my Win2k System - Service Pack 3 Cause?

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I'm using access 2003.

I have the Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8 installed for winxp pro. I verified it's installed, but I still get error message when I open any access database. Even if I create a brand new one in access.

I read something about sandbox mode? Do I need to force access into sandbox mode?

A:Access 2003 - Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8 installed but still doesn't work

Are you getting an error message or just a warning? If it's just the warning, go to More Info and follow the directions to disable the Macro Security warning.

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Recently I'm getting some trouble with my home server and I thought I'll ask here before troubleshooting it myself (a bit short on time).

I didn't notice it for some time because it is fully automated and works by shared resources and telnet. I noticed it when I got back home and... nothing :D (lights, ventilation and many more are connected to it).

When I tried to use VNC it failed. When I went to the box and checked display there was no BSOD, just black screen, like when PC is connected to power but turned off. After restart everything worked fine. I set up some logging and dumps in case of error / bsod and left it be.

After one day I tried to use VNC and it failed, display was dead too. Services and shares worked FINE tho. Power off / restart buttons DIDN'T work, I had to hold off 4 sec.

After restart - logs clean, no dumps, main suspect VGA card.
What do you think, did you ever encountered anything similar? What can be failing? Most likely OS or hardware error?

A:Display/VNC doesn't work but file/service sharing works fine

After some observation VGA is fine, no power problems either. It looks like its a mobo problem (noticed wrong system time). I'll sit through post next time I restart it and reset bios.

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Okay, so I've had an issue with Windows 7 today seemingly out of the blue. Yesterday, I restarted my laptop, and then put it in standby like I normally do. When I open it today, I can't connect to the internet, but rather than there being an orange circle, there was a red X and no connections were even available to choose from. However, my other computer, which I'm posting on right now, is connected perfectly. When I opened up the troubleshooter, it said that the Diagnostic Policy Service wasn't on. I went to the service program through the start menu, scrolled down to DPS, right clicked and hit start, and again it wouldn't turn on. Then, something popped up saying the firewall was turned off, so I attempted to turn it on, but it didn't and told me to turn it on manually. I tried this, clicking Use Recommended Settings, but was given an error message saying that windows firewall can't change my settings and gave an error code. I attempted a system restore, but when my computer restarted, I was given the following message: "System restore failed while mounting the registry from the restore point." So now I have no idea what to do. Any suggestions?

What I'm thinking of doing is downloading the Windows 7 repair disc and saving it to a CD, but I'd rather not have to come to that.

A:Can't Connect, Diagnostic Policy Service Doesn't Work, Firewall won't turn on

So does nobody know how to fix this?

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The XP search feature doesn't show up. All I get is the little dog.

Im sorry if for some reason, this seems like a very stupid question, but I really need help.


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When i try to look for a file by folder's search box, although there is that file in this folder, win 8 doesn't give me any result.. no file matched! Please help me and sorry for my English..
search box doesn't work only in a folders that I have duplicated from an external ssd!
Tags: windows 8, free ringtones downloads, best ringtones

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I've run Norton, JRT, ADWcleaner, Superantispyware and Malwarebytes- anti Malware and have not detected anything 

A:search doesn't work and can not find C: and D: in "this PC"

search doesn't work and can not find C: and D: in "this PC"
I've run Norton, JRT, ADWcleaner, Superantispyware and Malwarebytes- anti Malware and have not detected anything.   Thanks
Does this also happen with Explorer [not Internet Explorer, the file manager] in Safe Mode?

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This is such a great forum. Usually I find my answers from someone else's post.

I have Windows XP on a laptop and the Search Option on the start up menu no longer works. Everything else on the start menu appears to be working correct.

Any ideas? I've restarted the computer several times. It isn't my computer and don't know when it stopped working.


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When I go to "search" I get the basic box but it is empty. There are no options within the box. What files make up this function? If I can pinpoint what is missing I think I can get it working again.

I search by hitting Programs, then search. Win XP 1 gig ram, 250 gb HD etc. I think a malware program deleted a file thinking it was bad.


A:Search function doesn't work

Hello Bill

Open Explorer and go to the Windows\Inf folder.
Locate the srchasst.inf file. Right click it and select Install.
You'll need your XP CD or the files from the I386 folder.

The Windows\Inf folder is a hidden folder. You can adjust your Explorer Folder Options (View tab) to Show hidden files and folders.
Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View
Check ?Show hidden Files?
Uncheck ?Hide protected system files?

You can also click Start, Run and enter %SystemRoot%\Inf to open directly to the Inf folder.


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When I do a Windows 7 Search from the "Search programs and files" window all the listed general files yield only a warning box showing internet security restrictions... what does internet security have to do with a Windows desktop search? Can someone please help me reset whatever is preventing the search function to operate?

A:[SOLVED] Win 7 search doesn't work

Ok perhaps you can go to control panel> system and security> and under action center click on Change user account control settings. Adjust the slider to the 2nd-top position. If it's already there, let us know.

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Is there any known fix for vista search yet?

I'm currently transfering files to a dongle, and plugging it into an old windows 98 machine to do searches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:vista search doesn't work - is there a fix yet?

I find search takes a bit of getting used to but it still works.

This tute any good?

Search Options

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When i try to look for a file by folder's search box, although there is that file in this folder, win 8 doesn't give me any result.. no file matched! Please help me and sorry for my English..
search box doesn't work only in a folders that I have duplicated from an external ssd!

Tags: windows 8, ringtone free download, download games, free ringtones

A:Win 8 Folder's search box doesn't work!

Is Windows indexing service enabled? Have you manually run an index scan since copying the folder over?

To see the services press Winkey r, then type
and hit Enter

scroll down and put the cursor on
Windows Search

it should show if it is enabled or disabled
also on top left of the Window if it says Start
then it is not running. Click Start to get it going.

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Using Windows XP

microsoft sent messages claiming that some problems I had were caused by Word 97. I was happy with the performance of Word 97, but upgraded as they recommended. Now that I have installed Word 2007 search doesn't work when I search for documents created by the old program.

I have also encountered other problems in accessing and saving programs.
Is there something I need to do to get everything back in synch. I can usually get the job done, but it just takes extra steps and is frustrating.

Search in Explore is very important to me as I have a lot of word and excel documents and cannot always remember the file names.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

A:Search in EXPLORE doesn't work

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The Search option doesn't work. It says I will have to reinstall setup. How do I do that?

A:Search Option doesn't work

Bush Lady, Go to the link below and click the "?" to the left of "Why doesn't Search work?" to expand it and you'll find several possible solutions.


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I use Xp Home and nwo whenever I try to search somethign , ANYTHING , i get a dialog box , on which only F....... and some ... aer writtten , and there is no error no nothing , just that dialog box , on which I hve only 1 button to click after which I go back to search page.
Is there any service required to run in the startup for it to work ??

Coz I have turned off many services , but that was a long time ago, this started happening recently

A:Search function doesn't work now

Have you checked to see if the search function works in SafeMode?

Have you installed any updates to the current software like your AV program for instance?

Anyway, the first thing I'd try would be to run SFC from a command prompt within Windows XP and see what happens

sfc /scannow

BTW, in reference to the services, I doubt that's an issue. Windows XP will start a service if it's needed, regardless of whether you've disabled it.

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My search doesn't work!?
I want to search my documents,and when I go to search and type what do I want to search and click "Search" it starts bugging and program is not responding.

What's happening?Search worked 5 days ago?Since then i am still trying to fix the problem!

A:My search doesn't work!?(Please I NEED IT FOR NEXT 3 hours!)

I have Microsoft 2007 presentation somewhere in computer,and i worked on it all time of the week,because it is bussines presentation...In 21:45 I am meeting that man in my office(i am in my office,currently),and I need to present him that...

PLease me!

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HI all,
my windows search bar is not working at all. It will show drives if i type in "c:" - it will show the folders in the drive, but anything else it says nothing found.
example typing in winver= nothing found. Even typing in just a letter= nothing found

However, when I log in as different user it works fine, so I assume there must be a folder that needs to be deleted or such. I spent an hour searching internet for answer, but nothing seemed to work so far. Reset indexing, etc.

Any one please help me, I mainly use everything search engine, but this is great for all windows items.

Thanks very much

A:Search bar wont doesn't work

make sure windows search service set to automatic (delayed) and started...

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I have the "Search the web and Windows" bar in my taskbar but I can't type anything into it. If I go to "File Explorer" in the start panel, I can search for files.

This worked in the past and I don't know what might have happened to make it stop working.

I'm still getting used to Windows 10 so any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Search bar in taskbar doesn't work

If you see " Search the web and Windows" bar, it means you have yet to enable Cortana .
Am I right ?

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Newly installed Windows XP has no search function

I repeat NONE

A:My Search function doesn't work

If you have taken anything out of startups via msconfig please go to Start – Run – type in msconfig – click OK and click on the Startup tab. Put a check mark beside everything you see listed there and then please do the following:

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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When I try to search for Files or Folders, nothing happens. What could be wrong? Tinamarie

A:Search Command in XP doesn't work

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For some odd reason when searching for documents of any kind by title or tag does not work in the start menu search bar.
I can search in explorer, but unless i copy and paste in the file path into the start menu, there will be no search results. Could it be that my documents are in my b drive not c? I have indexed all my files as well.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Start Menu search doesn't work

Is there another user account on that PC? If so log into that one and see if it works in that account, if it does, there is a problem with the user account. If you do not have another user account go to Control Panel/User Accounts and create a new one with admin rights, log out of the current account and log into the new one you just made.

If the New user account works using Start Search, then migrate your old user account profile to the new one.
Delete the old corrupt user account after a few weeks using the new one.


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I have been trying to search the forums and whenever I click "go" - I get a blank screen with "done" at the bottom. But it's a blank screen. This has happened the last few weeks. Sometimes I get a response, but mostly just the blank screen; and the following is in the address bar:

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After a reboot installing a new video card and drivers, msconfig and the Windows search feature are no longer working, plus a .dll for ccApp (part of Norton Antivirus) is now missing. Most likely a trojan of some kind.

Here is my HijackThis logfile.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:45:23 PM, on 3/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
E:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
E:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
E:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
E:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
I:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
E:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
E:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
E:\Program Fi... Read more

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Hi, I am new to this site so I may not give all the info necessary but if you let me know what you need to answer this question I will get it right back to you. Thanks.

Ok here is my question: My friend gave me his computer while he is away and after I hooked everything up I tried to find a folder on his computer using the "Start" "Search". After I typed in what I was looking for and hit "Start Search" nothing happened so I tried again and nothing happened. I have since tried many different things to fix it but it just don't work. Can anyone tell me how to restore this? This computer was custom built so I am not sure of what exactly has been done.

This computer has Windows ME

OS Name Microsoft Windows
Version 4.90.3000 Build 3000
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer System Manufacturer
System Model System Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) Processor AuthenticAMD ~1156 Mhz
BIOS Version Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
Locale United States
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 255.43 MB
Available Physical Memory 158.06 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.90 GB
Page File Space 1.75 GB

A:(Solved) Search doesn't work on this computer

Welcome to TSG!
Have a look and see if the computer has the utility Tweakui installed on it. If so open tweakui and go to Desktop tab and make sure there is a check-mark in the search results box.
If not there are two way to handle this:
1) Download and setup Tweakui and follow the above instruction
2) Open the registry editor and have a look for this entry:
Value Name: NoFind

If "NoFind" exists modify the value to "0" zero

Keep us post to your progress.


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I have been wanting to address this problem for some time now but I have always felt that it is going to be difficult to understand and solve. Maybe, maybe not.

I just looked at some of the previous FAQs on this subject and I don't fully understand their fixes. One fix tells me to go to change the Indexing somehow by disabling it. But when I go there, that box is inactive and cannot be changed apparently.

So before I go further and not know what I am doing, I decided to post and ask for help.

To illustrate my problem, let's say I am trying to find a file in my Downloads folder. I open my Downloads folder and can see the file I want.

Yet when I do a Search for that file, the Search cannot locate it. It is as if the file doesn't exist. But I am looking right at it in Downloads!

I don't yet know how deep this problem goes, i.e. what if my file I wanted was a .dll file or something deep in the computer and I couldn't find it?

Is the fix to this problem simply to disable Indexing? Or is there something more sinister going on with Search not being able to find anything?

Thanks. I hope I can understand any technical replies about this problem.

A:Vista Search doesn't fully work

I don't like the search feature in Vista/7 - but it's actually fairly easy once you've messed with it successfully for a while.

By default it only searches Indexed files - so if your Download folder isn't indexed, it won't find it. You have to check the little box that instructs it to "Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files (might be slow)" (Microsoft KB article about this: You cannot find files when you search a Windows Vista-based computer even though the files exist on the computer ).

Picture here:

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what do i do about this? there's nothing on the microsoft website about it. can i easily reinstall the xp operating system to correct the problem?

A:[Resolved] xp file search doesn't work at all and never has

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Okay I cleaned my registry yesterday (i also had a backup) well today my search box isn't working and I keep getting errors. It even says yahoo messenger can't open and I don't have it installed. So I put back the old registry and it still didn't work. Then I did a system restore well you get the idea. Nothing is working to make this problem go away. What should I do?

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Hello all,
I have searched to see if my question was already answered but I didn't want to take a chance and follow directions for some one else's problem and create more of my own.

I had some problems with spyware last week and reading though various forms, I came to the conclusion use CWshredder.

I did such and now I can no longer search from the address bar in IE6. I never noticed how much this meant to me until it was gone. It's driving me crazy. knowing this problem exsists on my maching is keeping me from doing anything else on my machine.

I downloaded Hijackthis and here is my log file.
Please help me if you can. and thanks for being here.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:52:17 AM, on 1/25/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

A:search from address bar doesn't work in IE6 anymore

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The resource kit command line utility list.exe works OK in Windows 7, except multifile search doesn't work. The command to invoke multifile search is F4; apparently list.exe running under Win7 doesn't properly process function keys. Tested with 2003 version of list.exe (I think that's the latest version) within both cmd.exe and Power Shell.

A:List.exe multifile search doesn't work

OK, not a bug. Problem caused by my Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 5000 defaulting to function key lock off. Solution is click function lock key to force top row function keys to traditional F1, F2, etc use, vs Windows navigation use.

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I changed the indexing on a file type from File Properties to File Properties and Text (I think)

It said rebuilding could take a while

However - Indexing has 'stopped' running (according to Process Explorer and Task Manager)

Services says it is running - tried stop, start and restart, also tried reboot

The Control Panel Indexing Options reports Indexing is not running, included locations are empty and the Modify button is grey

In advanced the only thing that's 'alive' is the Rebuild button - but the location is empty and the Select New button is grey

Tried this fixit Fix Windows Desktop Search when it crashes or not showing results It told me it found three problems but didn't say what they were

Ran sfc /scannow - says it found no problems

TIA pjd

A:Indexing has stopped functioning

Have you done any tweaking or used an Optimizer or Registry cleaner on Win7? It doesn't need any of that since it's already the most lightweight OS ever, and it can cause problems like this.

Try to System Restore to before this occurred.

Check the WIndows Search Service and Remote Procedural Call service to see if they are also running.

If this won't resolve it and someone else doesn't have something to try then I'd probably run a Repair Install.

However if you have other corruption issues or less than perfect performance I'd take the time to get a perfect Clean Reinstall using the tools and methods listed which work best for Win7.

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I download slimcleaner software to get rid of many unused programs because my laptop was very slow. Since then I don't have sound. I tried to restart is but I got error 1722 the RPC is unavailable and also the power option button doesn't work.

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Help! I took the bait and selected "Enable Indexing Service" for an outboard drive because it said it would speed up disk searches and save room on the nearly-full disc.

Now I have NO filenames in my folders. Have I lost all the files on that drive? Or is there some way to get them back?

Thanx in advance...

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How do I disable Indexing Service? I read that this speeds up the computer. I saw a thread that said to click My Computer then right-click properties. However, I don't know what hard drive partitions are. Please advise. Thanks!

A:Indexing Service

Actually, open My Computer and Right Click -> Properties your hard drive(s). On the page that opens, the bottom tick box is Indexing Service.

I'm not sure if it slows down your pc, I would think that it only slows down browsing the hard drive. *shrug*

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I have a Win2K server with IIS and the indexing sevice does not seem to be working properly. When I start a full rescan of a directory (500 files) it takes hours to complete. Then the files are not found by the website. AAAARGHHH!!! I just rebuilt the server for performance issues and this has me frustrated. Please help me fix without rebuilding again.


A:Indexing service

I read some articles from M$ and found out that virus scanning can adversely affect Indexing. The index is now working, but one of the asp pages is not searching correctly. Our Webmaster has his work cut out for him.

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