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Search in Windows 8 not successful

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Search in Windows 8 not successful


    I am not able to do a search in Windows 8 on my Computer for documents.

    For instance. Searching for a PDF document that is saved under the title "Lanolin". I type in "La" in the search and get a number of documents but not Lanolin. I type the full Name and get no results. I Close the search fundtion and I am looking right at the document that the search tells me is not there.

    Is there something else that one must do so that the search function functions?

    Mike

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe

    *.pdf
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Hi Dave,
    Thank you for the fast reply. I tried *.pdf and I got about 70 pdf documents and nt the one I was looking at. then I tried l.pdf and was told there was not results.

    Perhaps there is something wrong with my Version. For insance the charm bar was always jumping in when I did not want it to. Nos that I am actually trying to get it on the Screen and moviing the pointer against the right side of the Screen, it does nto Show up. I have to repeatedly move the pointer in and out of the right side of the Screen...all up and down it until the charm bar Shows up.

    Does it Sound like I Need to down load a fix or a patch or something?
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  4. #4


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Honestly consider upgrading to 8.1, my search charm in 8 would not find files or applications all the time and since I have upgraded to 8.1 all that has seemed to be fixed.That is my personal experience.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    That DM,

    That is what I am going to try to do today. Thank you.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    While you work out how to deal with windows search, if you need to find the file try a specialized search program, like Agent Ransack - Free File Searching Utility . Never failed me, and easy to use. Example attached. Good luck.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the tip 4wd.

    I am happy to say that over the weekend I downloaded windows 8.1 and the search works fine now. I am happy to see that it even looks in the documents to find the given search term.
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