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The search bar feature in the Windows 7 Explorer doesn't work. When I'm in a folder with a file named "file.txt" and search for "file", it doesn't find anything. It never finds anything really. The search seems to work momentarily when I start rebuilding the search index in the Indexing Options window. Tried restarting the Windows Search service and running Microsoft Fix-it for to "Reset Windows Search", but it didn't help.

Has anyone encountered this before?


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Yes, people have experienced similar. Check out the "Related" column on the right and check through a few of those. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 20 '13 at 14:54
Similar question but looking for alternatives:… – snowdude Aug 27 '13 at 12:20

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