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#1 Jove

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

Although the Folder is there the search does not find it, which brings up the question is the search working all the time ?

This is the results of that search, anyone know what the problem is ?

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:37 PM

Under the All or part of the file name you specified what it was you were looking for so it is showing you what it found. Not where it found it. If you right click on a particular file on option should be open folder containing. Or something like that. That will take you to and open that folder.

I think that is what you mean\are looking for.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:43 PM

I pasted the results of the search up on the left under the File, Edit and View

(Search is complete. There are no results to display )

Sorry I confused you as I included a SS of the file folder I was looking for, just to show it is found but not by the search ?!?

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:54 PM

Not quit understanding what you are getting at.

If I go to Start > Search > All files and folders > All or part of the file name: and type in My Documents it finds it with no problems.

The same would happen if you searched from with-in My computer or any other location you can access search from.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:03 AM

I went to My Docs, . . at the top there is a magnifying glass, (Search), Click this and you get

the search page, . .

from that is the screen shot I posted just the side panel, where the search info is placed, the

rest of the screen shot is the actual file folder showing the file that was not found by the

search.

I should have been more clear when I pasted those parts together, sorry.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:06 AM

You went to My Documents and searched for My Documents ?

Just to try it I did the same. My Documents were found.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:11 AM

No I went to My documents engaged the search and entered, ( IMX Project.MSWMM )

as shown it is there but the search di not find it, . . the Video file is in My documents and contains that folder, . ( IMX Project.MSWMM )

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:16 AM

Try leaving the check mark out of video and searching for just IMX Project. Also be aware of what is showing in the Look in: drop down menu.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:21 AM

Used the drop down in advanced search, searched My Doc's same result, . . nothing ?

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:24 AM

Not the menu I was speaking of.

I`m not sure if it`s the way you posted your pic, but you have things missing from your search side bar.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:38 AM

It was do to the fact that this is a saved video project rather than an wmv.

thanks much for your time and efforts !


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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:41 AM

The file you are referring to is not a video that is search able. Video's would be avi's, divx, mp4, and what not. You are trying to perform a search for a video named IMX Project.MSWMM

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:53 AM

Yes, I now see my mistake, however, I did not know that a wmv. was not a video.

What I was searching was a saved movie maker project.

But, thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:27 AM

Try searching without the parentheses. ()

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:41 AM

FWIW: There is an excellent tool called Everything, which is an excellent, very fast way of finding any file or folder installed on your system. Might be worth a look.

http://www.voidtools.com/

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