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#1 michellepace

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 03:15 AM

Hi there,

 

Windows Professional 8.1 - When I search for a particular file on my mapped drive (existing on our Windows Server), sometimes windows explorer will find it and sometimes it won't.

 

SCENARIO A:

For example, if I go into ABE Construction I copy the name of a pdf file there "cat.pdf", I return back to "Work Purchase Orders" and I paste that name EXACTY into the search box - - - windows explorer finds it.

 

SCENARIO B:

I do the exactly the same thing again, say for ABG Industrial, and all of a sudden I get a "no items match your search".

 

Could anyone please explain this inconsistent behaviour and how I could possibly fix it?

 

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Thanks,

Michelle


Edited by michellepace, 18 January 2018 - 03:17 AM.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:28 PM

You could try---

 

https://www.voidtools.com/

 

If it does not help, uninstall it.


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#3 xrobwx

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:43 AM

You could try---

 

https://www.voidtools.com/

 

If it does not help, uninstall it.

The best search tool ever! 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:33 AM

 

You could try---

 

https://www.voidtools.com/

 

If it does not help, uninstall it.

The best search tool ever! 

 

Glad it helped. :)


Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

Learn to use Google Search.  :busy:

Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.


#5 michellepace

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:35 PM

Thanks very much xrobwx, I gave https://www.voidtools.com/ . It looks really powerful but a bit too much for my needs. I went back to using what I've used for the last few years, https://www.launchy.net/ . For me it is just a lot simplier and it has solved my problem above. Thanks again for your suggestion (and reminder for me to use Lanuchy)!

 

 

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:54 AM

Thanks very much xrobwx, I gave https://www.voidtools.com/ . It looks really powerful but a bit too much for my needs. I went back to using what I've used for the last few years, https://www.launchy.net/ . For me it is just a lot simplier and it has solved my problem above. Thanks again for your suggestion (and reminder for me to use Lanuchy)!

 

 

 

It was @medab1 who originally suggested it and He and I are glad you got your issue resolved! Happy Computing!


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#7 michellepace

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:26 AM

Oops! Sorry - thank-you @medab1  :)






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