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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:09
The search in my copy of Win 8 can't seem to find any shortcuts except those in the Start Menu folder.
Using the search in the Start screen.
I did this to test:
1) Create a shortcut at an indexed location thats not the Start Menu folders
Posted 03 May 2013 - 13:30
How exactly you know that the location is an indexed location and not the start menu? I believe you need to index the location first before you can search with start screen.
By the way, there I found not problem with the search.
Posted 17 October 2013 - 16:04
Looks like the problem is still in Windows 8.1
Posted 20 November 2013 - 16:00
I found this forum doing a google search, and same problem here, I couldn't get windows search to find my .lnk file. As a work around I created a simple .vbs file to open the .lnk file.
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.Run chr(34) & "C:\path\to\shortcut.lnk" & Chr(34), 0 Set WshShell = Nothing
This worked. Windows search finds the .vbs file, and opens the shortcut. It's a little bit of work for just a shortcut, but for my needs it's working good so far.
As a note: I tried creating a simple .bat file that would just simple open the .lnk file. Windows search found the .bat file, but when I clicked it from the search results, it would open the cmd window briefly, and the shortcut would never open. The .vbs file didn't do that.