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Can't search for shortcut files (.lnk)

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Can't search for shortcut files (.lnk)


    The search in my copy of Win 8 can't seem to find any shortcuts except those in the Start Menu folder.
    Using the search in the Start screen.

    I did this to test:
    1) Create a shortcut at an indexed location thats not the Start Menu folders
    2) I waited a bit and notice the item count in the "Indexing Options" increase by one
    3) Went to search for the shortcut at the Start screen search

    And I can't find the shortcut.

    I tried the search in Start8 and Pokki too but it seems that they use the Win 8 search as well.

    What does work is the search field at the top right of the File Explorer, Launchy works too.
    And also it worked in Win 7 as well.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Can anyone confirm this or am I doing anything wrong?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Did I post this at the wrong subforum?
    If so can a moderator move it to the correct subforum?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Nobody?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Ok, theres someone who confirmed this problem in my other thread:
    Start screen doesn't search shortcuts (lnk files) - Neowin Forums

    Looks like only Microsoft can solve this problem.
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Can't search for shortcut files (.lnk)
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