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Search not finding existing stuff

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
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    Search not finding existing stuff


    Hi,
    Win8 Explorer is not finding files that are existent !

    Since i also use symlinks, i made sure first, that i'm serching from the original path.

    What do i need to do ?

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    Regards,
    Frank
    Last edited by Frank1000; 10 Jan 2015 at 14:12.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    It's difficult to tell from the screen shot. But if the total path length of the file exceeds 260 characters, Explorer cannot deal with it.

    This utility searches for too long paths:
    TLPD - Browse /v1.2 at SourceForge.net
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    win8


    thank you for your reply.
    My path and file name together is under 260 characters.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I would suggest these tips

    https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...utf-8&oe=utf-8

    You give no information on what you have tried already, settings, if Windows Search Service is running or not etc..

    Please post something people can work with as they are volunteering their time to help solve issues. Just guessing is ineffective.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    win8


    ok thx
    yes i had googled it up and down before and tried out stuff, that's what made it so wired for me, that it was not catching with obvious search terms.

    In my screenshot I have examples of my search terms *collmex* and name:*collmex*.* which right now bring the resuts all the way, but by then just didn't, as screenshotted.

    I just have Win8 standard setup, i didn't knowingly activate another Search Service.
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