As of a few days ago the "Search Programs and Files" accessible via the Start button stopped functioning. If I type in a program name or file details I do not get any 'proper' results. What simply appears are 3 items -- Programs, Documents, Files. Each item appears to have the icon that is bound to the 'no extension' file format (in my case a green box).
If I click on any of these items to open it it errors saying that the file can't be opened due to Internet security settings. If I right-click and ask top open the containing folder it takes me to my desktop folder but there is no file there (have checked for hidden/system files too).
If I click "See more results" this finds the files as per usual.
I am unsure what triggered this, I have tried re-indexing Search and even removing Search and re-installing that feature.
Anyone have any suggestions?