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windows search shows irrelevant files


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#1 Moltres Rider

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:08 PM

I have been having a problem with Windows Search for about three months!!! ANY TIME I try to search a drive for files THOUSANDS of unrelated files that has NOTHING to do with what I searched for are displayed!!!!!! NOT A SINGLE FILE is usually relevant in these searches when I search for ANY file on ANY drive!!!!!! I tried deleting and rebuilding index, system restore, GOOGLING THE PROBLEM BROUGHT UP NOTHING!!!!!!! but ALL THESE UNRELATED FILES keeps appearing in Windows Search keeps on happening EVERY TIME I try to search a drive for a file!!!!!! THESE FILES HAVE NO WORD IN THE ENTIRE FILE THAT I PUT INTO SEARCH yet they STILL appear in searches!!!! they are ALL familiar files, ones I've downloaded in the past but UNRELATED to my search!!!!!!

 

 

 

HELP!!!!!! I AM AT WITS END!!!!!!!!!



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#2 Queen-Evie

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:03 AM

Ditch Windows Search and use Everything Desktop Search instead. It's much better than Windows Search.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/everything-desktop-search/

 

When opened, let Everything populate then type in your search term.

 

I know this doesn't help you pin down the issue you are having but Everything is an excellent alternative. I've been using it for a long time and it has been ages since I used the Windows search function.


Edited by Queen-Evie, 21 November 2013 - 01:03 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:06 AM

Ditch Windows Search and use Everything Desktop Search instead. It's much better than Windows Search...


...Everything is an excellent alternative. I've been using it for a long time and it has been ages since I used the Windows search function.

 

Ditto.






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