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help!!!enable SEARCH OPTION in XP

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#1 5thForce


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Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:30 PM

i am usin win XP.....because of virus search option is not working........please help me to enable SEARCH option in XP.....
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:34 PM

Personally...I would suggest that your possiblity of being infected...is the primary issue.

I'd be more concerned about that...than a loss of 1 Windows function. If 1 function is lost, who's to say that others functions have not been damaged by malware or removal of same?


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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:16 PM

"C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe" /launchsearchwindow
Hopefully it will bring up the companion

Click on "Click here to use search companion"
* Click Change Preferences, Change files and folders search behavior, and select the following option:

Advanced - includes options to manually enter search criteria. Recommended for advanced users only

* Click OK.

#4 ReviverSoft


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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:25 PM

Suggest you install an anti-virus (if you haven't already) program and get rid of the virus.
In the worst case scenario, the virus could take a toll on your OS.

After you have taken care of that, use the Search option with ease.
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