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by King of Potatoes / January 7, 2007 8:42 AM PST In reply to: My last shot OK I tried uninstalling all the updates installed after the initial XP install. If you are trying to search in a specific folder, you have to click the browse button. There are two possible ways of doing this that i know of. Didn't think there was alot of relevance in the fact that my computer is up to date. weblink

it happen all the time. So today we must wiegh if a reinstall is the right answer.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - NO clues?? I also run AVG Microsoft Anti spyware Spybot and Adware Se as well as having IESPYAD and Spyware Blaster ! engine, engineer, engineering, etc). https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/search-function-not-working-at-all-in-xp-222213/

Windows Xp Search Not Working

New Posts ***Offical NFL 2016-17 Week 9 Thread*** Latest: purbeast0, Nov 8, 2016 at 7:36 AM Off Topic Would you still get a FTW? In the first editbox, you can use for search for files or folders by their name, part of their name or wildcards that match file or folder names. Panel 1 Panel 2 comes up when right clicking START>Open. Last edited: Nov 5, 2010 GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #18 John Bull Registered Member Joined: Nov 22, 2009 Posts: 904 Location: London UK GlobalForce said: Then, my final (and no you

I've run the microtrends which threw up 4 I would say minors. What is wrong is that somehow the function listed on the Start menu (panel 1) has lost it`s active connection. Spanfan View Public Profile Send a private message to Spanfan Find all posts by Spanfan #8 04-08-2008, 11:20 PM polchan Offline Registered User Join Date: Apr 2008 Posts: Search Option Not Working In Windows Xp Hope this helps.

Operating Systems Apr 14, 2004 I need a search function that's better than Window's Find Files Operating Systems Mar 26, 2002 Your name or email address: Do you already have an So it cannot be Windows updates. Many thanks Dave[size=4] Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 -David- -David- Members 10,603 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:London Local time:01:37 PM Posted http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/windows-xp-search-function-stopped-working.285992/ Is there a logical reason for this?

will show you all possible options. Windows Search 4.0 For Windows Xp For example, Method 2 here can't be done on this system. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - updates not the issue? - maybe a trojan? GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #13 GlobalForce Regular Poster Joined: Jun 30, 2004 Posts: 3,581 Location: Garden State, USA Those cmds won't cause any more than a "file not found" error -

How To Enable Search Option In Windows Xp

Similar Threads - Windows Search find Forum Date Windows 10 search is useless because of Bing Operating Systems Jun 7, 2016 Windows 7 search doesnÂ’t find text strings Operating Systems Oct https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3387 In any case online armor should not block a key windows function. Windows Xp Search Not Working I had two problems today and this fixed both of them. My Computer Search Option Not Working Attached Files: Winsearch 2.JPG File size: 29.3 KB Views: 5,113 Last edited: Nov 5, 2010 John Bull, Nov 5, 2010 #7 GlobalForce Regular Poster Joined: Jun 30, 2004 Posts: 3,581 Location:

from ABRA, Philippines. Dinesh December 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm Thanks a ton, this is very useful. Last edited: Nov 5, 2010 GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #23 crofttk Registered Member Joined: May 15, 2004 Posts: 1,976 Location: Eastern PA, USA GlobalForce said: Sounds OK (and quite funny) ta'me. Note that the file extension (.INF) is not shown in Windows Explorer unless the Hide extensions for known file types setting is disabled in Control Panel / Folder Options / View Windows Xp Search Companion

I will try GF`s suggestion in his last post, but I cannot help thinking that there is nothing wrong with the Windows SEARCH function. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - bump!! by R. So for example, if I have a file named "transformer.prt", and search for "transf", Search reports that it can't find it.

Your search should now pick up relevant file types and names. Teamviewer Just one point, the fix is :- ===== Do the following.. Here's how it works.

tony February 24, 2010 at 9:54 am awesome.

Asterisk can also be used to find all files with similar type. Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - You ask this question by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 31, 2011 7:06 PM PDT In reply to: huff after 5 years?Mark Flag I've just noticed that a second search icon has appeared in the "Start" window and it has a black key embossed on the left. No luck Steve.

Anyone know how to fix this, or do you have any alternatives? Open My Computer: right-click a blank spot at the right end of the menu where the icons are (for example where back +forward buttons are), then click Customize, highlight Search on There is no "Change preferences" option on my search window. (It's using that Windows 4.0 Search thing, with indexing enabled.):\ I checked the FilterFilesWithUnknownExtensions registry entries, and they're already set to Note that the above fixes don't help resolve search index related issues.Share this article on: FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppGoogle+BufferLinkedInPin ItAbout the authorRamesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies, and has a vast experience in

Thanks for your quick reply! Can you see anything on my OA Keylogger blockages that may have caused trouble :- Last edited: Nov 4, 2010 John Bull, Nov 4, 2010 #4 Raza0007 Registered Member Joined: With Search i can only search "Files", not "Folders". All Rights Reserved Theme designed by Audentio Design.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > John Bull Registered Member Joined: Nov 22, 2009 Posts: 904 Location: London UK I use Windows XP Search Function : START>SEARCH very WOW… THANKS YOU.. However I can drag and drop it into the top address bar and this works.