Frustrated with setting W7 search for files

November 5, 2011 at 07:50:02
Specs: Windows 7
I'm new to Windows 7 and I'm getting frustrated because I can't seem to get the search feature to operate. This should be stupidly simple but for some reason the intuitive approach is not working.

I have the Documents library open and I'm typing a file name in the search box up the upper right corner. After that nothing happens, it just continues to display the entire contents of Documents. What the hell am I missing here?

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#1
November 5, 2011 at 08:55:19
There are two places to look and sadly they don't find all files.

One is where you are looking. Just type some part of the name and press enter key for results.

Another is the blank spot above the poo spot (used to be start button). There you can start to type and get partial returns from any key entered.

Neither one is fully working. I sometimes have to fall back on dos commands.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
November 5, 2011 at 09:04:35
The issue I'm having is that upon typing the search term and pressing enter, nothing happens. The folder contents are just displayed as normal.

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#3
November 5, 2011 at 11:55:08
Did it ever work correctly?

Guess it could be that you created links to every file in your documents.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
November 5, 2011 at 16:45:14
Google for a free programme called "Everything". It makes a database of everything on all your drives and the search is instantaneous.

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