Right click search ??

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by honsbeek, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. honsbeek

    honsbeek New Member

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    Hi there ,

    I was used to having a right click search (a particular) folder in Windows XP , now in Windows 7 , I can't right-click a folder and enter a search (key word) ...
    How can I change settings to have the option to right-click search in Windows 7?

    I of course noticed the search box in the start menu . but when I place a search for a file I know I have it can't even display it correctly for me ... for example a have TAGS.txt in one of my folders and only enter "TAGS" and it refuses to display it in the search result ,

    Any help would be appreciated ,

    Thank You

    Ralph
     
  2. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

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    You might have installed a third party software that disabled it.
    In order to get the search option back to Windows Explorer's and the Start menu context menu you will need to follow these steps:
    Warning!
    This document contains instructions for editing the registry. If you make any error while editing the registry, you can potentially cause Windows to fail or be unable to boot, requiring you to reinstall Windows. Edit the registry at your own risk. Always back up the registry before making any changes. If you do not feel comfortable editing the registry, do not attempt these instructions. Instead, seek the help of a trained computer specialist.

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type Regedit, and then click OK.
    3. In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find
    4. Rename or delete the REG_SZ: 'LegacyDisable' value.
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    There is no need to reboot or logoff, changes take place immediately.
    Right clicking on the Start button or any other folder will now offer the 'Search' context-menu option.
     
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  3. honsbeek

    honsbeek New Member

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    It worked ^^ ~~~~~ !!!!

    Any idea on the start menu search fail ?
    Also your fix doesn't seem to work for right clicking a Drive ^^
     
  4. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

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    What do you mean "start menu search fail"? You didn't mention a problem like that in your post.

    I don't either have a "search" in my context menu when clicking a drive. Maybe it doesn't come with Windows 7. If it does, maybe someone else can assist you. If you really need it, ask and I can look around to see if there are any 3rd party software or registry modifications that can achieve this.
     

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