RE: search for files/documents



jennyng2000
07-09-2005, 09:10 PM
I have same situation like here. When I go to help and it also tell me "Click
change preferences" button. But I cannot find this button. Can you tell me
where and how I can find this button?

Thanks,
Jenny

"Doxxas22" wrote:

> "Jim" wrote:
>
> > Many times when I use search to try to find files or documents Iget 'no
> > fesults to display'. I get this message even when I know the name of the file
> > and where it is located. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.
> > --
> > stepj
>
> I have two theories. One, if the files for which you are searching are new,
> it's possible that the indexing service has not yet had a chance to index
> those files (indexing takes places only while the computer is idle). Two,
> there's something wrong with the indexing service, in which case I'd
> recommend disabling it through the "change preferences" button. Good luck.

Doxxas22
07-09-2005, 09:10 PM
First, try reopening the search window. Do not select any of the searching
modes. If it's there, the "change preferences" button would be at the bottom
of the list in the search companion explorer bar (on the left side of the
screen).

(The rest of this post is based on a help article, "Change the appearance of
Search Companion" in the Help and Support Center, which can be accessed from
the help menu in a search window or from the Start Menu. (Incidentally,
there is generally no good reason to search from the Start Menu. Just go to
the folder you want to search and press ctrl+f.)) If that doesn't work, try
this: Click Start, then Search. Select Change Preferences, then Without
Indexing Service.

"jennyng2000" wrote:

> I have same situation like here. When I go to help and it also tell me "Click
> change preferences" button. But I cannot find this button. Can you tell me
> where and how I can find this button?
>
> Thanks,
> Jenny
>
> "Doxxas22" wrote:
>
> > "Jim" wrote:
> >
> > > Many times when I use search to try to find files or documents Iget 'no
> > > fesults to display'. I get this message even when I know the name of the file
> > > and where it is located. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.
> > > --
> > > stepj
> >
> > I have two theories. One, if the files for which you are searching are new,
> > it's possible that the indexing service has not yet had a chance to index
> > those files (indexing takes places only while the computer is idle). Two,
> > there's something wrong with the indexing service, in which case I'd
> > recommend disabling it through the "change preferences" button. Good luck.

jennyng2000
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
Thanks for you response!
Just don't know why? I think it lost the "change preferences" button
somehow. I tried what you told me here, but still cannot find it. I forgot
this is XP. right now I only can see is SearchOptions (has some choice under
there), and Search for other items with "Files or Folders", "Computers", ....
When I search on key words, I know it in that folder or files, but it always
shows me "Search is complete. There are no results to display".

Thanks,
Jenny

"Doxxas22" wrote:

> First, try reopening the search window. Do not select any of the searching
> modes. If it's there, the "change preferences" button would be at the bottom
> of the list in the search companion explorer bar (on the left side of the
> screen).
>
> (The rest of this post is based on a help article, "Change the appearance of
> Search Companion" in the Help and Support Center, which can be accessed from
> the help menu in a search window or from the Start Menu. (Incidentally,
> there is generally no good reason to search from the Start Menu. Just go to
> the folder you want to search and press ctrl+f.)) If that doesn't work, try
> this: Click Start, then Search. Select Change Preferences, then Without
> Indexing Service.
>
> "jennyng2000" wrote:
>
> > I have same situation like here. When I go to help and it also tell me "Click
> > change preferences" button. But I cannot find this button. Can you tell me
> > where and how I can find this button?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jenny
> >
> > "Doxxas22" wrote:
> >
> > > "Jim" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Many times when I use search to try to find files or documents Iget 'no
> > > > fesults to display'. I get this message even when I know the name of the file
> > > > and where it is located. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.
> > > > --
> > > > stepj
> > >
> > > I have two theories. One, if the files for which you are searching are new,
> > > it's possible that the indexing service has not yet had a chance to index
> > > those files (indexing takes places only while the computer is idle). Two,
> > > there's something wrong with the indexing service, in which case I'd
> > > recommend disabling it through the "change preferences" button. Good luck.


RE: search for files/documents