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Windows 8 search function not working for me. Need help

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    Join Date : Aug 2012
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (6.3.9600)

    Windows 8 search function not working for me. Need help

    I know of two ways to search. Neither is working for me. Indexing service is active.

    1) Using Modern UI (see screenshot)

    • finds things
    • including file contents

    • Searches cannot be saved
    • No advanced options like (type of data: file, outlook etc..), size, date...
    • File types associated with Internet Explorer are opened in Modern UI IE not in Desktop IE
    • Every time a file is opened, the search results vanish

    2) Using Explorer (see screenshot)

    • It has everything the Modern UI search lacks (advanced options, save searches etc.)

    • Doesn't find things (file content wise). For example the file in the screenshot is on my desktop. It takes minutes and then finds nothing

    Any suggestions?
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    Join Date : Apr 2012
    Posts : 1,321
    Server 2012 / 8.0

    Hello Giga Hawk.
    Maybe this would help. -- Does everyone know about indexing?
    also - when on the desktop - if I click on an mht or html - the desktop ie opens them - if in metro - choose to open on the desktop from the command bar

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    and the search results always remain using the explorer search

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    also I think you need to expand your navigation search to more than the desktop

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    Last edited by mdmd; 24 Oct 2012 at 08:37 PM.
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Windows 8 search function not working for me. Need help
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