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"Can Not Find Item" and similar prompts

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8

    "Can Not Find Item" and similar prompts


    My apologies if this has been discussed (and hopefully solved) in the past.
    Windows 8 FILE EXPLORER has begun prompting me that it "can't find" or items "do not exist" when I try to manipulate the files in any manner.
    Of course they DO exist and oddly, if I repeat the command, the job gets done.

    So...the functions seem to work, but I must repeat them and deal with this pesky prompt.

    I am reluctant to use System Restore as I have made some time consuming changes to my OS since this problem started and do no suspect it will be successful.

    scannow did not find any errors.

    I use Firefox and am 64 bit.

    Ideas?

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  2. #2


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    ummm.... interesting issue but old... thought microsoft would give a fix for it in win8 but they didnt.... the problem deals with your file indexing.. Click image for larger version

    go to start ,type indexing options , verify whether your file's extension is indexed in your PC or not , for more you could read this article... it actually is based on win7 but will work on win8 too

    Windows 7 File Search Indexing Options - Help Desk Geek
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    Thank-you Salim96,
    I have begun re-indexing and will report back
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  4. #4


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    welcome dude juz don't forget to give a rep
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