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Windows Explorer Search is not looking for my search words

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 5tulips, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. 5tulips

    5tulips Flightless Bird

    Windows XP Pro, SP2, Second Edition.

    I had Windows Explorer open, doing a search for a particular Word document.
    I had used three or four methods to search in a large folder (*.doc) (by
    date -I knew the specific date) (word(s) within the document), etc. There
    was no other application open, because I was just getting ready to start a
    new project.

    No search was done, but each attempt returned an immediate "File not found."

    In services, Indexing is set to Manual, but it apparently didn't start. Is
    there ever an instance when it should be on automatic?

    I have often seen Indexing Service in the Task Manager. Today, I don't see
    it.

    The only major change I have made in the last two weeks is successfully
    installing a renewal subscription for Internet Security Suite (CA). It
    successfully completed the reindexing of all my mail files immediately
    following the first major scan of all drives. All of this was done very
    smoothly.

    Where should I start?
    --
    5tulips
     
  2. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    Here is how to reset your indexing
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102378321033.aspx

    If you have enough CPU >Pentium 4 2.5Ghz
    and SATA drives in it
    I highly suggest Windows Search 4.0
    (The Search 3.0 Sucked for XP)
    In fact in many ways I like Search 4.0 better than the search in Win7

    If after you've downloaded it and indexed
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/choose/windowssearch4.mspx
    You find out that it's slowing your PC down to a crawl
    Just uninstall it
    :(
    Russ
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    "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:#S0Yfe7pKHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Windows XP Pro, SP2, Second Edition.
    >
    > I had Windows Explorer open, doing a search for a particular Word
    > document.
    > I had used three or four methods to search in a large folder (*.doc) (by
    > date -I knew the specific date) (word(s) within the document), etc. There
    > was no other application open, because I was just getting ready to start a
    > new project.
    >
    > No search was done, but each attempt returned an immediate "File not
    > found."
    >
    > In services, Indexing is set to Manual, but it apparently didn't start. Is
    > there ever an instance when it should be on automatic?
    >
    > I have often seen Indexing Service in the Task Manager. Today, I don't see
    > it.
    >
    > The only major change I have made in the last two weeks is successfully
    > installing a renewal subscription for Internet Security Suite (CA). It
    > successfully completed the reindexing of all my mail files immediately
    > following the first major scan of all drives. All of this was done very
    > smoothly.
    >
    > Where should I start?
    > --
    > 5tulips
    >
    >
     
  3. alanglloyd@aol.com

    alanglloyd@aol.com Flightless Bird

    On Feb 7, 6:23�am, "Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]"
    <r...@REMOVETHIS.sbits.biz> wrote:
    > Here is how to reset your indexinghttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102378321033.aspx
    >
    > If you have enough CPU >Pentium 4 2.5Ghz
    > and SATA drives in it
    > I highly suggest Windows Search 4.0
    > (The Search 3.0 Sucked for XP)
    > In fact in many ways I like Search 4.0 better than the search in Win7
    >
    > If after you've downloaded it and indexedhttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/cho...
    > You find out that it's slowing your PC down to a crawl
    > Just uninstall it


    With WinSearch 4.0 do you have to insert file extension entries into
    the Registry for "other" text-like files, as one does for the basic XP
    search.

    eg to enable text searches in .pas (Delphi) files one enters . . .

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pas\PersistentHandler]
    @="{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

    .. . . or is some other action needed, or does WinSearch 4.0 use the
    same entries.

    Alan Lloyd
     
  4. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    I've been on Win7 so long I forget
    But I think you can Add and customize what types of files it searches
    Russ

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    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
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    <alanglloyd@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:44c07aa3-03d2-4405-83c5-d51add02a0d9@h2g2000yqj.googlegroups.com...
    > On Feb 7, 6:23�am, "Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]"
    > <r...@REMOVETHIS.sbits.biz> wrote:
    >> Here is how to reset your
    >> indexinghttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102378321033.aspx
    >>
    >> If you have enough CPU >Pentium 4 2.5Ghz
    >> and SATA drives in it
    >> I highly suggest Windows Search 4.0
    >> (The Search 3.0 Sucked for XP)
    >> In fact in many ways I like Search 4.0 better than the search in Win7
    >>
    >> If after you've downloaded it and
    >> indexedhttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/cho...
    >> You find out that it's slowing your PC down to a crawl
    >> Just uninstall it

    >
    > With WinSearch 4.0 do you have to insert file extension entries into
    > the Registry for "other" text-like files, as one does for the basic XP
    > search.
    >
    > eg to enable text searches in .pas (Delphi) files one enters . . .
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pas\PersistentHandler]
    > @="{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
    >
    > . . . or is some other action needed, or does WinSearch 4.0 use the
    > same entries.
    >
    > Alan Lloyd
     
  5. alanglloyd@aol.com

    alanglloyd@aol.com Flightless Bird

    On Feb 7, 8:34�am, "Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]"
    <r...@REMOVETHIS.sbits.biz> wrote:
    > I've been on Win7 so long I forget


    Boasting will get you no-where <gg>

    Or do you have a short memory <g>

    Or is it that time flies when you're having fun ?

    Alan Lloyd
     
  6. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    Well I've been using Win7 since Beta
    and it's been a while since I've been asked for an issue like this.
    (If I had remote access to his computer I could see)

    I don't think it's boasting... I just don't like to say things I'm not sure
    of
    And I "THINK" you can customize what it searches for..

    However I do know I like the Search abilities of Search 4.0
    Sorry I just don't like to say "For Sure" when I can't remember and don't
    have access to a XP Box.
    *Yes I could Remote into a Clients PC but I don't like to do that un
    announced Laugh!
    Russ

    --
    Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
    24hr SBS Remote Support - www.SBITS.Biz
    Question or Second Opinion $25.00 - www.PersonalITConsultant.com
    Free Trial Microsoft Online Services - www.Microsoft-Online-Services.com


    <alanglloyd@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:e5f70d48-5528-460a-bf47-81e304f6b13d@d37g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
    > On Feb 7, 8:34�am, "Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]"
    > <r...@REMOVETHIS.sbits.biz> wrote:
    >> I've been on Win7 so long I forget

    >
    > Boasting will get you no-where <gg>
    >
    > Or do you have a short memory <g>
    >
    > Or is it that time flies when you're having fun ?
    >
    > Alan Lloyd
     
  7. 5tulips

    5tulips Flightless Bird

    Between Feb 7 and Feb 12, my computer corrected the Indexing on its own. I
    didn't see any reason on my machine that the Indexing would have stopped.
    FWIW, I used that new Window Search when it first came out, and it was a
    failure as far as I was concerned. It must have been the first one you
    mention. But I had already been stung.
    I will keep your URL in case I need it. Thanks.
    --
    5-tulips
    "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:%23S0Yfe7pKHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    : Windows XP Pro, SP2, Second Edition.
    :
    : I had Windows Explorer open, doing a search for a particular Word
    document.
    : I had used three or four methods to search in a large folder (*.doc) (by
    : date -I knew the specific date) (word(s) within the document), etc. There
    : was no other application open, because I was just getting ready to start a
    : new project.
    :
    : No search was done, but each attempt returned an immediate "File not
    found."
    :
    : In services, Indexing is set to Manual, but it apparently didn't start. Is
    : there ever an instance when it should be on automatic?
    :
    : I have often seen Indexing Service in the Task Manager. Today, I don't see
    : it.
    :
    : The only major change I have made in the last two weeks is successfully
    : installing a renewal subscription for Internet Security Suite (CA). It
    : successfully completed the reindexing of all my mail files immediately
    : following the first major scan of all drives. All of this was done very
    : smoothly.
    :
    : Where should I start?
    : --
    : 5tulips
    :
    :
     

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