As far as I can remember I've had problems with Windows' Search and I had become used to using old-style
dir /s to find my things. However, today was particularly weird on a freshly installed windows 7 32 bits Sony laptop: searching for
Music\My Music retrieved 251 of 360 files. Searching for
*.wma returned 71 of 180 WMA files. After deleting those, searching for *.wma returned nothing, while 109 WMA files remained.
Then I decided to browse to a particular directory which clearly showed 24 files in Windows Explorer (12 wma and 12 mp3) and searched for everything in that directory. It returned all my mp3 files and none of the wma files. I refreshed, opened and checked properties of the "hidden" files, but couldn't find anything different between the wma files and the mp3 files.
Am I missing something utterly obvious here? After 20 years of computer use I feel like a total beginner, not understanding at all what I'm looking at. It's magic...