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While some of read more ... When I manually explore the documents folders, and use the search bar at the upper right hand corner, no matter what I type, the list blanks out, even though I am The first method worked for me. When Windows Vista search stops working, however, no matter which options you choose, your search will come up empty. Source

but this didn't work either. Log in Forgotten Your Password? Remember the search index service is not critical, so you're not going to mess up your computer by disabling the service or deleting it's files. No matter how long I waited (2 weeks +) and the same message.

I've already tried this ->(Right-click the Taskbar and choose > Properties. What is the fix for windows xp…please help! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Click Start menu, Customize.

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Posts 43 Sorry. There's always some crazy and cryptic error popping up that makes you scratch your head. Click on the Advanced tab and then click Rebuild. This is especially true in Outlook 2007.

right click task bar as soon as system gets up and select Property 3. Sharron says: 7 years ago Do I even really need the Search Indexer service? Daily Email NewsletterConnect With Us About Online Tech TipsWelcome to Online Tech Tips – A blog that provide readers with daily computer tutorials, technology news, software reviews, and personal computing tips. Next time I will first stop the service (thanks for your instruction!).

Jason says: 8 years ago The correct folders are C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftSearchDataApplicationsWindows and C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftSearchDataTemp Yad says: 8 years ago I deleted the directory, C:ProgramDataMicrosoftSearchDataApplicationsWindows C:ProgramDataMicrosoftSearchDataTemp BUT the second i hit the "see more results" button, bam, it shows exactly what i was looking for. I checked the site. Speaking of annoying… Last time I tried creating a backup but already then I had several warnings that certain items could not be copied.

And I've turned it on many times. Image via TechMynd Date: 21. Now things started to get ugly3. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Search Categories: Business & Productivity 28 Fun Stuff 8 Industry Analysis 98 Lookeen Features 37 Tutorials 93 - Lookeen 7 -

The slower the processor, the more time it will take to rebuild the index on Windows Vista, but it is worth the wait, as it is the best fix for most this contact form I've had to resort to Google Search to find anything. Thanks. > My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... Rebuilding the Windows Vista Index is the easiest way to ensure that your desktop search gets back up and running asap.

Online Tech Tips Search Menu Windows Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Tips Computer Tips Google Tips Internet Explorer Tips MS Office Tips Mac OS X Web I then reticked the boxes in Outlook 2007 indexing options and hey presto this indexed and started workingI now find all my searches (Vista, Outlook 2007) work across all mailboxes including Thanks "Dave Wood [MS]" wrote: > If you do Start -> Search and then type in the search box do you see the > files? have a peek here Pri says: 8 years ago Hey!

Read More Home About Contact Privacy Policy When it find such a message, the keyword is marked in the header but also in the body. Click Start menu, Customize > 3.

That should find MORE files if they exist, should it not?   But, instead of MORE files, the search results window ends up EMPTY.

i have deleted the temp and put the succesfull switch to 0. when you get the system back up rename the timedate.cpl in %Windows root%\System32 folder to timedate-cpl.bad Good luck! So, I UNCHECK the box and get the 11 files back on the results window. Although desktop virtualization has become much simpler and more commonplace as virtualization technologies have evolved, it still poses some difficulties that can be a huge stumbling block for many companies.

Rebuilding starts nicely, but Outlook alone has more than 120,000 records and it takes almost two weeks to rebuild. If none of this does it post back with what you find at each step. NOTE: Microsoft's Fix It Blog has automated this WinVistaClub post dated 7th Oct 2008 on Windows Search not working, into a Fix it MSI package! http://findthemes.net/windows-vista/windows-vista-touchpad-not-working.html How can that be!?

My laptop performance is faster now. Look down the list and see if Windows Search is enabled. Vista General Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is On I'm glad that your problem was fixed, though.

Thanks. I've made a living on this stuff for 20+ years and I'm dumb-founded with Vista Search. This is going to wipe out your index, and build a completely new one. Basically, I have the indexing set to index my Outlook folders, however, every time I close Outlook or restart the PC it starts indexing from ZERO again, it never ‘remembers' any

Popping "name: someFileName" into the upper Simple box when I type something in the Name box just blows my mind. What the heck is going on with Search? Sunday, February 03, 2008 3:28 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Hi there WildRich, I had exactly the same problem as you and even my mate "Google" could Then, I go to the Location dropdown and switch it to "Everywhere", which, accordiing to the indentation of "Indexed Locations" beneath "Everywhere" leads me to assume I'll get MORE files instead

Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:05 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Well, I've had the same and worse experiences with Vista search. As a result, I have to use the power button to close, and when starting up the system requires a system check and repair.