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    Default Noob: frustrated with Windows 7 Search function

    Hello everyone,

    Sorry about my rant first. I'm having an annoying issue with Windows 7. I was forced to upgrade my several years of usage with XP because many of the games I intend to play are no longer supported. I have Windows 7 for couple of years with dual booting together with my Win XP. I dumped the Windows 7 previously because the search function sucks. Now I'm back with Windows 7 and I have to live with it. The questions are, though I have searched google for answers, I cant seem to find a finite solution to my search. Example, I tried searching in XP, hundreds of my pictures came out. When I did the same in Win 7, I typed "Type:images" or "Kind: pictures" only 9 pictures popped up. Now, this is getting on my nerves. The bad news is, I bought a new copy of Windows 8 based on my friend's recommendation which I have not yet installed. I really hope win8 is not going be the same as win7.

    Any kind soul to help a win7 noob here? I really appreciate that..

    Thanks...

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    Default Re: Noob: frustrated with Windows 7 Search function

    You could always download google desktop and use that to search...
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    You could always download google desktop and use that to search...
    Thanks Rashkae, I think I finally found the solution. There seem to be no mention anywhere to indicate that I must "include in the library" for drive search. It's finally working! Its kinda silly but I'm going to ask my buddy how he searches. Time to dump WinXp and go either Win7 or Win8! Thanks for your great help again..

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    Default Re: Noob: frustrated with Windows 7 Search function

    Quote Originally Posted by tokrot View Post
    Thanks Rashkae, I think I finally found the solution. There seem to be no mention anywhere to indicate that I must "include in the library" for drive search. It's finally working! Its kinda silly but I'm going to ask my buddy how he searches. Time to dump WinXp and go either Win7 or Win8! Thanks for your great help again..
    no windows. no problem.
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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    Default Re: Noob: frustrated with Windows 7 Search function

    Use Linux or Mac OS
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Default Re: Noob: frustrated with Windows 7 Search function

    Do not use Windows Search.
    I tried it once a long time ago. Even when it was functioning, it was below expected standards. Wimpy.

    Since you will be using Windows 7 or 8, presumably you are using a 64 bit system.

    Then try the real thing. It is free.

    Locate32 (download the 64 bit version)

    Locate32

    Another good search tool that is free.

    Everything

    http://www.voidtools.com/
    Last edited by ricohflex; 30th January 2013 at 06:22 AM.

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    Default Re: Noob: frustrated with Windows 7 Search function

    erm.. i have no problem using either Windows 7 or 8, and especially the search tool

    those who think that it sucks, either have no patience finding out how it works, or are the typical apple fanboys.

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    Default Re: Noob: frustrated with Windows 7 Search function

    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    no windows. no problem.
    this one must be you.
    Objection !!!

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    Default Re: Noob: frustrated with Windows 7 Search function

    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    this one must be you.
    i am going to find you and throw up a hair ball in your favourite shoes .
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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