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Windows 8.1 search not working this is really really sad

  1. #11


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 pro Windows 8 pro Windows 7 Home


    Quote Originally Posted by Aeed View Post
    You do realize that there's a search tool available already that is superior to Window's built-in search, right?

    Everything Search Engine
    Interesting, can you launch a program (word or firefox) as well with this "everything search engine" ?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Aeed View Post
    You do realize that there's a search tool available already that is superior to Window's built-in search, right?

    Everything Search Engine
    +1. Best tool ever.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by roy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeed View Post
    You do realize that there's a search tool available already that is superior to Window's built-in search, right?

    Everything Search Engine
    Interesting, can you launch a program (word or firefox) as well with this "everything search engine" ?
    Just try it. It's really small & lightweight and you can use the portable version if you like.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 pro Windows 8 pro Windows 7 Home


    Quote Originally Posted by roy View Post
    Hi all,

    hope i dont't have to reinstall all my system because
    the snappy search that i loved so much in windows 8
    does not longer works, it takes ages now (already disabled internet
    search).

    Is there some tweak to restore the "search" efficiency ?

    thanks,

    roy.
    Ok found what the problem is
    this "Raccolte" is not indexed (it was before)
    i don't know how it's called in english see picture below
    some help on how to add to indexing please ?
    thanks, roy

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #15


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Roy,

    You could make sure that all the folders added to each of these libraries (Raccolte) are checked using the tutorial below to be included in the index.

    Index Locations - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  6. #16


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 pro Windows 8 pro Windows 7 Home


    Quote Originally Posted by roy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    I think that you just need to wait for indexing to complete. Mine was slow after upgrading but after a day or so it was back to normal speed. If you go to Indexing Options it will tell you if it has finished or not.
    Nope, indexing is complete, when I search for a file from "metro 8.1" a sort of
    "search app" (white background) open up and after **several seconds** like
    10'' or 15'' the correct search result is displayed;

    searching from "metro 8" is (was) literally instantaneous !!
    Actually i think you were right, now it seems to be back to normal speed;
    did check and it said "indexing complete" but it was not indeed.

    Thanks to everyone, Roy.

    Post Scriptum:
    i mark this solved with: wait some several hours and the index will be complete,
    also i disabled the bing search option.
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