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Windows 8 search not working properly


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#1 Wakers


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  • Joined: 30-July 07

Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:57

I'm having trouble with Windows search.

Neither the start screen nor the search feature within Explorer will return any results if the files I want to look for are on my secondary HDD. This is a bit of a problem as all of my documents, pictures, videos, downloads etc are on this secondary drive.

I can even go into the documents library and search using Explorer, and it still won't find anything that I search for.

Any suggestions? Everything is indexed and the indexing is complete.

#2 iron2000



  • Joined: 14-November 02

Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:22

Having search problems here too.

The search is not respecting the indexing options.
It displays any file type instead of those I restricted it to and displays the files from locations not selected.

#3 OP Wakers


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  • Joined: 30-July 07

Posted 13 November 2012 - 20:23

Yea, Windows 8 is ignoring the indexing settings. I've even tried creating a new indexing file but it doesn't pay any attention to it.

I just started using Everything for file search.

#4 John Schleppy

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 22:41

I had this issue and realized it just wouldn't work if I was navigating within a "Library". The moment I went to the actual folder location via the drive letter, search within explorer worked fine for me.

#5 +Brandon Live

Brandon Live

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:25

Have you added those locations to a library?