The XP searches I do are pretty much always to find something on an external drive. I always start by going to My Computer, selecting the drive, selecting the folder and clicking Search from the menu bar to bring up the search companion. I then enter part of the file name and click Search. I hardly ever use the Advanced Options.
The first search always works perfecly. But if I initiate a second search from that same page by changing the file name, it almost always gives me an immediate negative result.
If I then go to the Advanced Options, I see that in the Type of File box is listed AAC Audio Book.
I don't want to search for a particular type of file, but I can't get back to a blank in the type of file. And the pulldown, although it has dozens of file type listed, has nothing for All File Types.
I have to X out of the search, re-click My Computer and start over.
When I do start over, if I click Advanced Options, the Type of File box is empty, which is what I want. I just don't know how to re-empty it after every search..
I do a lot of searches and it's a pain in the butt to have to close the search every time.
Anybody know how to fix this minor, but annoying problem? I can find nothing online about it. The AAC Audio Book file type is the first type listed. I just don't know why it defaults to that after almost every search. And I don't know how to clear it.