Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10 Posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3331 times:
My problem is a bit weird and to be honest I'm finding it hard to determine what, if any, program could have caused this problem.
Basically up until two days ago I was able to, in the top right search bar, begin to search for specific musical artist folders in one my music directories and it would, as with any other search, give me a list of all the hits with the search query highlighted.
I've now found that when I search in either the Music folder, or any of the subfolders, be they the actual artist or album folders, Windows immediately gives me a "no items match your search" message. It doesn't matter what I type in. Could be one letter, or an entire artist name. It gives me the same message even when the file exists in the same folder, and it doesnt matter how many levels I go up or down in the folder, it always gives me the same message.
Any ideas how to fix this? (No I am not buying a Mac).
ElBandGeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 757 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3138 times:
There's a wizard that you can run to fix issues with the search indexing. Ironically, I found it by typing "search index" into the start menu search. If that's not working as well either I would assume it's in the control panel somewhere.
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3026 times:
Any luck with the system restore? I personally would have run a deep clean on the system using a program such as CCleaner. I've found this piece of software to be great when running into petty problems such as what you're facing.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3008 times:
No luck with the system restore. CCleaner also didnt do anything. Strange thing is all the files are there when I access them through the "c drive - all users" pathway..but when I go through the "my documents" shortcut on the desktop or from the start menu, it says "folder is empty". The Dell guy doesnt have any answers either..and I dont know if this is a hardware or software issue. I'm thinking its not hardware as all my files are still there, but I just cant seem to access them through the normal route.
Looks like I'll have to do a full reinstall. And I thought Windows 7 did not have any major issues. Do'h!