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The Find functionality for Windows 7 Explorer has suddenly stopped functioning.

All i get is an error message.enter image description here

Any ideas which .exe got corrupted?

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Search can be "turned on and off" via the | Control Panel | Programs and Features | Turn Windows Feature On and Off | , in there it is called "Windows Search". I would try remove, then let it finish, then reboot, then add it back, then reboot again.

Scratch this.
Before that, and depending on how I felt, I would get into Services . | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services | and check for the windows search service, and see how it is doing. OOPs, that is off, and the search is still working. that service executable is searchindexer.exe

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