Windows 8 search function not working for me. Need help

Giga Hawk

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I know of two ways to search. Neither is working for me. Indexing service is active.

1) Using Modern UI (see screenshot)

Good
  • finds things
  • including file contents
Bad
  • Searches cannot be saved
  • No advanced options like (type of data: file, outlook etc..), size, date...
  • File types associated with Internet Explorer are opened in Modern UI IE not in Desktop IE
  • Every time a file is opened, the search results vanish

2) Using Explorer (see screenshot)

Good
  • It has everything the Modern UI search lacks (advanced options, save searches etc.)
Bad
  • Doesn't find things (file content wise). For example the file in the screenshot is on my desktop. It takes minutes and then finds nothing

Any suggestions?
 

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Hello Giga Hawk.
Maybe this would help. -- http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/9538-does-everyone-know-about-indexing.html
also - when on the desktop - if I click on an mht or html - the desktop ie opens them - if in metro - choose to open on the desktop from the command bar

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and the search results always remain using the explorer search

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also I think you need to expand your navigation search to more than the desktop

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http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4595-search-windows-8-a.html
 
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