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W2K search not finding what it should ?!?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pianoman1948, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. pianoman1948

    pianoman1948 Thread Starter

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    Sorry, I just realized this was posted in the wrong forum, so I moved it.

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    Here's a weird one:

    As recommended by someone in the security forum, I got CWShredder last week, storing it in this location on my second hard drive:

    D:\Downloads Program Installs \ CWShredder \ CWShredder.exe

    My Windows 2000 search facility (Start --> Search --> For Files or Folders) finds it if I search either of the two folder names above it, but if I search the entire D: drive, it does not!

    I'm asking because I'm about to try to help a clueless friend figure out over the phone where we stored CWShredder on *his* computer, and I need to have confidence that it will show up in a search.

    I've been using this search for years to find stuff and never had a problem like this before (that I know of). What would make the search ignore this file?

    Thanks,
    Ted
     
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    check that the indexing service is turn on right click on my computer click on manage services and applications indexing indexing service set it to auto
     
  3. pianoman1948

    pianoman1948 Thread Starter

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    Hmm, that's interesting, I purposely keep the indexing service turned off. And I do that on the search screen itself, not on "manage". My searches run fine without it, and just about every technical resource recommends that it be kept off because it is a major resource hog and can cause other problems as well. Besides, I would think that would only (theoretically) affect how fast a search runs, not what it finds.

    Thanks,
    Ted
     
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