I just don't understand Windows search?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by MikeHawthorne, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Extraordinary Member Microsoft Community Contributor

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    I have a folder named Rift Beta on my D: drive.

    No matter what I do Windows 7 search will not find it.

    It's there, I can open it, I can access the files but if I type, Rift in the search window it only finds the Rift screenshots in another folder on D:, not the folder named Rift Beta!

    I just don't get it?
    I have find partial matches set in the search options.

    Mike

    Ps. It will find it if I type exactly the same title, "Rift Beta" but if I then delete the word beta and run the search again it won't.
    The thing is I want it to be able to find everything with the word Rift in the title.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Extraordinary Member

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    I think the search function is really lame on Windows 7. I much prefer the one in XP.
    Joe
  3. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    I use Locate 32 on my machines 2 Vista machines and one W7 machine, I also have it on my Virtual xp machine by far the best search engine out there
    Locate32 Web Site - Downloads
  4. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Extraordinary Member Microsoft Community Contributor

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    Hi

    Thanks I'll start using Locate 32, I actually have it installed but forgot about it.

    The search engine in Windows XP always worked great.
    I wish they had stuck with it.

    Mike
  5. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    My first four in a set up order is:

    1. Install Windows 7
    2. Install Eset
    3. Install Mbam
    4. Install Locate32
  6. johnyk77

    johnyk77 New Member

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    i like total commander - works the same since the norton commander until this age in all versions of windows!
    can do anything over there quickly and professionaly, why not use that?
  7. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    I was only refering to a search engine, I use Directory Opus 9 as my file manager. It is an Austrailian program a little spendy but well worth the money

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