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).