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Win 8 Folder's search box doesn't work!

  1. #1


    taobatbai Junior Member

    Win 8 Folder's search box doesn't work!


    When i try to look for a file by folder's search box, although there is that file in this folder, win 8 doesn't give me any result.. no file matched! Please help me and sorry for my English..
    search box doesn't work only in a folders that I have duplicated from an external ssd!

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    Last edited by taobatbai; 04 Jun 2016 at 03:11.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Is Windows indexing service enabled? Have you manually run an index scan since copying the folder over?

    To see the services press Winkey r, then type
    services.msc
    and hit Enter

    scroll down and put the cursor on
    Windows Search

    it should show if it is enabled or disabled
    also on top left of the Window if it says Start
    then it is not running. Click Start to get it going.
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