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Cannot search in Computer or in Libraries in File Explorer

  1. #11


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Shawn & Jimbo, your posts combined gave me the solution!

    I have not used this laptop for music listening since last reinstall. I had not noticed the Music Library was "broken", when double clicked it gave an error message. I was too agitated to get a screenshot of exact message but I found similar on the net, only difference being my culprit was the Music library not Documents as in screenshot:
    Click image for larger version

    Fix was to delete non-working library and then restore default libraries. Windows search works now perfectly in Computer and Libraries view.

    Thank you, rep on its way.

    Kari



    EDIT: Rep for Jimbo, must spread some around before repping Shawn again .

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Perfect.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ah, great thanks! I have to copy this solution down and add it to my growing list of ways to fix botched systems.
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  4. #14


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Shawn & Jimbo, your posts combined gave me the solution!

    I have not used this laptop for music listening since last reinstall. I had not noticed the Music Library was "broken", when double clicked it gave an error message. I was too agitated to get a screenshot of exact message but I found similar on the net, only difference being my culprit was the Music library not Documents as in screenshot:
    Click image for larger version

    Fix was to delete non-working library and then restore default libraries. Windows search works now perfectly in Computer and Libraries view.

    Thank you, rep on its way.

    Kari



    EDIT: Rep for Jimbo, must spread some around before repping Shawn again .
    Thanks Kari --glad it worked --sometimes one has to try "unusual" methods to get stuff to work

    Cheers
    jimbo
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