Hope this helps. Go ahead and open Windows Explorer by either clicking on the Windows Explorer icon (often located right next to the Start button on the task bar or if your keyboards has Even logging in for the first time in my laptop was a day, because it wanted me to create the Microsoft Account which it could not, and after the third trial Now is this me – i.e. http://roguewb.com/windows-7/search-box-missing-windows-10.html
If this is not the problem you are having, let me know. YOT says: 6 years ago I read most of the comments. The (horrible) new search feature is only one of the literally hundreds of things which worsened a lot since Widows XP. Be sure and watch the whole video. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2328137/computer-explorer-exe-searching-drives.html
Voila, it appears without fail every time. Furthermore, not all versions of Windows 7 support offline caching. Hope this helps. That search will only work correctly if the letter is the first character of the filename OR if the letter is the first character after a separator like a - or
RELATED ARTICLELearn How to Use Windows 7's Advanced Search Operators If you're a geek, you can use Windows' Advanced Query Syntax to perform advanced searches from anywhere, including the Start menu I refused to trade my XP at home for Vista, and now I'm refusing to trade my XP at home for Windows 7, at least until they work out this obvious ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://0.0.0.2/ Connection to 0.0.0.2 failed. Windows 7 Search File Type WHen will they get some real people on their planning committees instead of total "nerds" with no life?
And to be fair, if you just type in a word, zillions of results appear. It doesn't copy .exe files. It's meant for finding installed programs that are visible on your path (as a particular %USERNAME%). Right where I left them.
I can hear the stampede on their way to Apple's doorstep as we speak! Windows 7 Search Date Range photo? This shouldn't be this difficult. NOT!
I changed the letter drive assigned and re-built the indexing of the drive. and then rebuilding the index, see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/change-advanced-indexing-options PinkFluid Says: November 11th, 2015 at 6:51 am I had the same issue for ages and it was driving me mad (Windows 8 and Windows 7 Search Filters Click Search Within Public Folders. Windows 7 File Search I navigate to a folder in the pictures folder.
scr ss_findstr.txt dir("C:/somefolder") str("search string") Will list all files that contain the search string "search string". To get started , click on Start, then type in search into the search box. See article: computing-tips.net/Find_file_Windows_7/. It reads all these files, creating an index of their names, contents, and other metadata. Windows 7 Advanced Search File Contents
To find a file with a specific name use the Find command. I have a folder with 701 files of which over 400 contain the letter 'C' in the name and a search for that letter yields no results. If you are not familiar with folder options, and don't want to find it, you can type "search" in the startbutton/windows search bar and select the returned shortcut that says "change Check This Out latege says: 6 years ago Win7 search is definitely several steps backwards from XP.
Here you can choose to index encrypted files and other options like treating similar words with diacritics as different words. Windows Search Syntax Cheat Sheet I hate the search function. How insane is that!
Scroll to Search Other Files and Libraries. YOU WILL NOT FIND ANY C**P WITH WINDOWS 7 SEARCH. I have no idea what I am doing wrong, or what IT is doing wrong. Windows 10 Advanced Search Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
To give you an idea of what I am talking about, take a look at Figure B. Doesn't that work for you? jeff says: 7 years ago Add me to the "you're joking?" list. http://roguewb.com/windows-7/windows-7-advanced-search-file-contents.html I played around with it, and it seems to be yet another Microsoft resource sucker that has performance issues, not much better than the first DT search they rolled out.
I use it all the time on directories of large mp3s to find a certain elusive track. Did anyone in the real world look at Windows 7 before it was released? to be able to enter “*.xyz” (where, for the purpose of these notes that you’re reading, “xyz” represents the particular type of file extension for which you’re looking, e.g. .jpg or simple searching but some people want something capable of properly searching for complex matters which is what you use a computer for.
At the top, you’ll see the total number of items that have currently been indexed on your computer. Click Here to Join the Discussion Tweet Chris Hoffman is a technology writer and all-around computer geek. Firoze Says: November 14th, 2013 at 2:47 am Thumbs up for Fake Plastic Trees! As many have said, the search facility in 2000 and XP (and maybe even earlier ones…?) was a simple matter of pressing ctrl+F and typing in a suffix or even part
Like many others, I have decided to dump Windows and move to MAC. pristine2 says: 7 years ago There are a few people out there like "bonesnap" for whom Windows 7 search makes perfect sense. If you know the file contains only text, make sure to select the second radio button. Win 7 is completely disorienting.
Then see if the search facility can find the files based on a word within them. The only problem is that they don't work when I want to do a search among my files. fatima says: 7 years ago I used the «Find» in the folder containing my 64 books translated and other materials as a giant database for my work. The Advanced Query Syntax gives you access to options that aren't available in the graphical interface.
I guess they block newcomers in order to control the tasks to resolve with the previous customers... Such a relief that Win 7 search isn't total b-s =) Thanks a lot! However, the search box in the Start Menu, also accessible from the Windows key DOES NOT WORK for finding anything in Documents. Memtest UBCD Remember dust buildup in your PC can be a killer!! 01-22-2014, 01:10 AM #11 akofalvi Registered Member Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Europe Posts: 115 OS:
The redundancy alone is enough to drive one mad.. Scroll through them and you'll eventually find what you want. dont let it happen. Here's a Fix By Avram Piltch, LAPTOP Online Editorial Director | November 1, 2013 08:50 am MORE Windows 8.1's universal search feature pulls in results from the Web, your contacts list,