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I just got a new PC with Windows 7 and I'm trying to RIGHT click and select SEARCH to search an external drive. I don't want to "modify my search options" There should only one option "search the damn pc"! wguru View Public Profile Find More Posts by wguru 13 Mar 2010 #2 Brink 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 64,439 posts Oklahoma Hello Wguru, Could you be a bit My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Self built custom OS 64-bit Windows 10 Pro CPU Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C 4 Ghz) Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme11 Memory 32 have a peek at these guys

Forget any 64-bit OS. I had better search capabilities in the DOS days. or similar if you get what i mean. Wildcards have been around since the DOS days and were as handy back then as they are today. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files

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If you click a file or folder once, details for it appear in the Details box at the bottom of the Windows Explorer window. Federated search to index network drives 2. I just got a new Samsung RC420 laptop with Win7 Home Premium edition OS. So if I have a file named 002-d1.jpg it will find the d but only because it's first after the -.

I'd love to permanently disable it if I could, and I thought that at some point in the past I had, because regardless of how small the indexing file might be Like how do you know if you are looking at the actual document or a link? Geri says: 6 years ago I like Windows 7 mostly, an improvement on vista and it runs faster on my machine. Filehippo And why can't I just right click on a folder and select Search?

Open a Windows Explorer window. 2. What Is Folder Windows 7's search is not functional. So far my overall experience with W7 has reduced my productivity by half. Now they have upgraded the "My Documents" straitjacket with a super duper "Libraries" facility which appears to work much the same way a maze does.

All I need is a file structure set before my eyes, and I will find my own file. Ccleaner Maybe there's a way to configure W7 so that I can find my files, but even after reading everything above, I can't figure out what it could be. If only a link is on the C drive, what will be backed.up? We scan a certificate.

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Any thoughts? Tell Bill Gates to quit working at his foundation and get back to running Microsoft. Windows 7 Libraries Someone please tell me how to clean this mess up with out deleting my important documents ! Winrar I migrated my mother away from XP for this very reason.

This guide is aimed at... More about the author bozo says: 7 years ago Scoffer you have nailed it. Do you happen to know what I did, and how I can undo it? StupidSwede says: 7 years ago I must be doing somthing wrong. Windows Explorer

Ensure that the list is sorted by Date modified by clicking Date modified and navigate to the date and time frame you wish to restore and click on Open. Anyone ideas of how to search JUST file names? I can not understand why microsoft is not able to integrate a powerful search function in their OS?!? check my blog If you open my computer and just highlight a drive or directory there is always a search bar top right of the window.

and so on… there are many filters, you just need to know them. Windows 10 I had to manually copy the data from the local user to the domain user, before it would show up on the server through redirection. Microsoft, in your interest, please STOP shooting your own feet!

I have multiple external HDs that all have pics on them, among other things.

I guess I am going to have to buy a file manager to obtain the functionality I need. May 6, 2011 Louis Payton Either I just don't know how to use this app or it is really messed up. I was curious if your article's context also applies to that aspect of 'folder options', ie; while accessing folder options in any of those manners, are cerain manners specific to folder October 11, 2011 annie I just clicked something along the lines of" uninclude this folder" on my picture folder- and now all of my pictures are gone.

I will be doing the C:format routine….SOON !!! Then I found this site and watched the Microsoft video about the search features of Windows 7. It will search the directory or drive you are currently in (cwd). news Right?

I deleted all indexes yet and search "per hand" now, which I did my for whole windows life (that works perfect :)). Such a relief that Win 7 search isn't total b-s =) Thanks a lot! As one of the previous posters I found this article as a direct result of trying to find help for issues with Windows 7's search. You'd reckon searching My Documents for *.doc would be easy, but no.

Then it comes back. The following tools make it easy to use Windows Explorer: The Navigation pane. I just want files containing certain text. If it's a C: search I can find every .xlsx file on my entire C or D or even a network drive in just little longer depending on the drive size.

Please make all the "window dressing" removable, Microsoft. You have to click the little drop down navigation list next to the magnifying glass in the address bar BEFORE you click anywhere else in the address bar or it will Using the "content:" keyword (which I would not have known about until I read this forum) I still had no luck: "No items match your search." Of course, I briefly freaked http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Self built custom OS 64-bit Windows 10 Pro CPU Intel i7-3930K 3.2

But that comes up so rarely, I have never been tempted to try Libraries to do it. MS should have made the search function SIMPLE, not complicated. This is surely not user friendly and regular home users would have to break a leg to get going. I *will* be moving my X1 Professional license to the Win7 box from my old XP developer box.

Lebus78 says: 6 years ago Hi, I didn't read the entire list of postings, but I was having trouble finding something myself, which in the end was my own stupid fault When I switched back on again, I got the BOOTMGR missing message. melwyn says: 6 years ago Guys, I've been using Windows 7 right from the beta edition. If I wanted something to censor my searches for what it *THINKS* I should be allowed access, I'd move to China.

Have had my Windows 7 PC now for 2 weeks and I just cant get it to find my files. PiedToile says: 6 years ago First off, I'm on the 'your joking?' side.