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Search function issues!!!

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#1 KHazelitt


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

I'm sure there are threads on this already, but I'm in a bind so I don't have time to search!  In the older version of Windows, there was a "Search" button in the Start menu, where the Control Panel, Computer, Documents, etc. is located.  In this new version it is gone.  I realize you can search in Word (I have Word 2013), but it is nowhere NEAR as exhaustive as the old search function was.  I need to be able to search all the documents on the f:drive we use at work for all the documents we do, specifically to find words within the documents.  Right now, the search function only searches to see if that word is in the title of the document; I need it to search the body of the document. 


I've tried a couple of fixes - going to the Control Panel and turning on the search function in "Turn Windows Features On or Off", etc., but nothing works.



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#2 Roodo


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:18 AM

If you right click the start button/orb you can click on window explorer and try that search function.

#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:29 PM

Roodo should have said this - Welcome to BC !


Which version of Windows are you using ? I know you have posted in the Win 7 section but that is not a guarrantee !  Make and model of computer would be useful as well.


If you are using Win 7, if you click on the 'Start' button there should be a 'Search' box immediately above it into which you can type text. It will then return a list of files which contain that text - I just tried it. If you don't have a 'Search' box it is easy enough to set up.


Right click on a blank space on the taskbar then click on 'Properties' (at the bottom of the little menu that pops-up) and choose 'start menu' and 'Customise'. Scroll down until you come to 'Search' and make sure that at least one of the options is selected, click 'Apply', click 'OK' and you should have a search box.


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