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Windows 8 search function not working for me. Need help

  1. #1


    Posts : 56
    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)

    Good
    • finds things
    • including file contents

    Bad
    • 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)

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

    Bad
    • 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?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Desktop Search.PNG   ModernUI Search.png  

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  2. #2


    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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    Search in Windows 8
    Last edited by mdmd; 24 Oct 2012 at 20:37.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 search function not working for me. Need help

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