Search files and folders not searching content of files (file compression wasn't the problem)



Mike Ditka
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Something has gone wanky with the Search panel in Windows Explorer.

If I enter a word in the input area "A word or phrase in the file", it only
finds files that contain the word in the NAME of the file. (I didn't put
anything at all in the "All or part of the file name" input area.)

(BTW this is on XP, completely up-to-date on critical updates.)

(I posted this earlier, then noticed that I was searching files in a
compressed directory, and thought maybe that was confusing the search
processor. Since then, I have deleted and rebuilt the entire directory tree
completely without compression. Results are the same.)

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Mike Ditka wrote:

> Something has gone wanky with the Search panel in Windows Explorer.
>
> If I enter a word in the input area "A word or phrase in the file", it only
> finds files that contain the word in the NAME of the file. (I didn't put
> anything at all in the "All or part of the file name" input area.)
>
> (BTW this is on XP, completely up-to-date on critical updates.)
>
> (I posted this earlier, then noticed that I was searching files in a
> compressed directory, and thought maybe that was confusing the search
> processor. Since then, I have deleted and rebuilt the entire directory tree
> completely without compression. Results are the same.)
>
>

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
Why doesn't Search work?

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

S.Sengupta
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Troubleshooting Search Issues in Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm#search

You may also try Agent Ransack,which is a free tool for finding files
and information on your hard drive fast and efficientlyAgent Ransack is
a free tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast
and efficiently.

http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/default.aspx

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Mike Ditka wrote:

> Something has gone wanky with the Search panel in Windows Explorer.
>
> If I enter a word in the input area "A word or phrase in the file", it only
> finds files that contain the word in the NAME of the file. (I didn't put
> anything at all in the "All or part of the file name" input area.)
>
> (BTW this is on XP, completely up-to-date on critical updates.)
>
> (I posted this earlier, then noticed that I was searching files in a
> compressed directory, and thought maybe that was confusing the search
> processor. Since then, I have deleted and rebuilt the entire directory tree
> completely without compression. Results are the same.)
>
>


Search files and folders not searching content of files (file compression wasn't the problem)