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How do you delete files that are no longer in the system?


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#1 Frustrayted

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:44 AM

There are many files that are no longer in the system.  When I go to the "start" button to search for a file name, I get hundreds of files that are no longer present.  How do I make them go away or otherwise delete them from the search box, so that I don't have to click hundreds of files to find the ONE I am looking for? 



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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:54 AM

You can try rebuilding the search index via the following:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/rebuilding-the-search-index-in-windows-vista/

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:30 PM

Click the Start Menu tab, and then, under Privacy, select the Store and display a list of recently opened files check box so that it is checked. This will add Recent Items to the Start menu. To remove Recent Items from the Start menu, clear the Store and display a list of recently opened files check box. This should completely remove the list. If you want to start a new list put the check mark back.






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