Search refers to the ability of finding any number of items of information with specified properties among a collection of items sharing the same type of properties.

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Upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10, Window Search service no longer starts

I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. The biggest issue I have now is that the Windows Search service no longer works, making the Start menu mostly unusable. If I go to Indexing Options in the ...
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Windows 7 search function does not work

So, my windows search does not work. Not in the start menu, folders, or the F3 search function. I did some digging online. I tried rebuilding the index, restarting the service. People was ...
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Searching specific websites in Firefox

On Chrome if I want to search for a video on YouTube I type youtube<TAB> And I get this: Which lets me use YouTube's built in search mechanism rather than searching Google. This same thing ...
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How to enable Windows 10 search on VMware mirrored folders?

I have a Windows 10 Pro installed on VMware Fusion in my Mac, and I have my Mac's desktop, documents, and downloads folders mirrored on Windows (\vmware-host mapping to drive letter Z:\ that has HGFS ...
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Lotus Notes search displays all emails

When I do any kind of search in any view of Lotus Notes 9.0.1 it displays the number of search results but doesn't filter them. ALL of my emails are still displayed in my view and I can't see the ...
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Google search asks me to enter a captcha, at some point it refused to let me search altogether

Google claimed there was suspicious search activity from my computer when it stopped letting me search altogether. Before that I had to enter a captcha more and more often in order for Google to ...
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How do I make Github's Git Shell appear in Windows 10 search?

I'm trying to get the Git Shell (from GitHub) to appear as a search result in the Windows 10 search bar. It shows up under "All Apps" and I can even pin it to the menu, but it won't appear in search. ...
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How can I make Windows 10 search my settings/control panel items?

Last night I fiddled around with some settings, and now Windows 10 refuses to search my settings. If I search "Settings" it returns a result, if I search Notepad and Chrome - it works fine. But if I ...
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Searching in Windows 10 doesn't give me results in some cases

I find that many searches for settings don't return any results. For So, I'm trying to add another language for keyboard input on my device. I do what I usually do: press the windows key and start ...
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How to just search last 3 months in Outlook?

this page does not seem to be particularly well structured nor does it appear to have a full list of usable values
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How to check if computer is in the given Active Directory folder

At my company we have over 200 PCs that are allocated in different folders inside Active Directory. Lately there has been lots of computer changes and right now the AD is quite a mess. Computers are ...
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Search text in zipped files and move them to other folder

Friends, On my Mac, I have 100s of zip files in a directory named Test. Let's assume I have files a.zip,b.zip,c.zip....... Now I want to grep all files for a text "searchText" and move the matching ...
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Windows Explorer Bug? Why is Windows Explorer Search Box not recognizing the character “R” for a set of file names?

So this is a case of curiosity more than anything. I am in the process up loading images for a very large number of collegiate products from a certain vendor. Part of this process includes grabbing ...
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Search entire disk including locations excluded from indexing

Certain locations are excluded from indexing in windows 7 search, by the look of things using group policies. As a simple example if I search c:\ for datemodified:12/08/2015, it doesn't find ...
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Windows 10 Search not working

I used WinKey + S very much on Windows 8.1. Now when I installed Windows 10 it seems to be a problem with the search indexer. It can't find anything but some 'settings' items. Things i've tried: ...
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Find .htaccess files on OSX

Hidden files are already visible in my computer (I used Revealer) but I can't use finder to find .htaccess files. I tried typing .htaccess in the search field, selected the options "File visibility" = ...
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Avoid getting OneDrive search results for local files

In Windows 10, how can I avoid getting search results that link to files online in OneDrive (and open a web browser when you click them) when those files also reside locally? I want just the local ...
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I cannot search Settings on Windows 10 [duplicate]

When I first got Windows 10 searching for stuff (Win+S) such as windows update or data usage would bring up that setting in either the control panel of PC Settings. For some reason my computer does ...
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In Win10 is there a way to have the windows key open search?

After the whole Win8 mess I got into the habit of opening things pressing the windows key and typing. It also works the same on my Ubuntu laptop. But now I've upgraded to Win10 pressing windows opens ...
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amazon product search multiple countries

There is a website that searches for books http://www.cheapriver.com/ on amazon and gives you the cheapest price across many amazon sites. I need the same funcionality but to search all categories. ...
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Change Default Search to True Contains Search

In the new start menu of Windows 10, I'm not very fond of the default search behaviour. It seems to do a contains-starts-with or maybe I should say a word-starts-with search. If I search for studi, ...
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Settings app options don't appear in search results on win10

When using search (by pressing the win button and writing my query) I don't seems to get results from the settings (the one with the gray background): For example, if I search for mouse I get the ...
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Windows 10 search issues

I've updated to Windows 10 and having the following issues: Can't find things like Windows Update, Disk Management, Device Manager, Power Options etc. Whatever I search, even if it does find it, it ...
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Why can't Windows 7 search FIND ANYTHING in my User Home folder or most other places?

Here's my Search setup in Windows 7: Here's the folder I want Windows to search: Here's me telling it to search (what it searches for is immaterial. It NEVER finds ANYTHING: It should have ...
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How to return all the cells in a row if first column matches a value on another worksheet

I have 2 worksheet tabs in an Excel workbook, tickets and tickets info. I have values in Column A of tickets (from A2:A500). I want to search for each value from A2 to A500 of the ticket sheet looking ...
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Searching the web in Windows 10 start menu

It seems that it's should be possible to search stuff using Bing via the start menu. However when I type in text at the start menue the search is done only on my files ("search my stuff") Does anyone ...
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Mac OSX finder : how to use the finder search results?

When I perform a search in the Mac OSX finder. For example, if I search for "23" in a defined folder, here is what I find : So...what can I do then ??? I can't even select a file in the search ...
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Windows 10 Search can't find ANY applications. Even calculator [duplicate]

I have problem with Windows 10 Enterprise N x64. When I press "Start" and start to type application name it never finds it. I can't even find applications like "Calculator", "Microsoft Word" or any ...
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Windows 10 Search in apps behaves weird

When I wanted to launch an app in Windows 7 (or Gnome), I pressed the windows key and typed the name of the app, for example, "Firefox", and pressed enter. Now in Windows 10 the Search Windows have ...
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How can I google search for a phrase with one word optional?

I want to search for all phrases "the [something] effect", with any word substituting for [something]. Thus "The Rosie Effect", the "The butterfly effect", etc, should all be included.
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To store wanted duplicates to fdupes locally and system-wide

I found today a great commandline tool fdupes which I describe here in Wiki page. You see that I have 2664 duplicates where some are wanted ones. I would like that the program remembers which files ...
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How to find an email using keyword in Outlook

I tried to find any email that comes from blocked.com Here is a screen shot of my search results: As you can see from the pictures, many emails show up in the search results, most of which do not ...
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Can I restore a lost Firefox add-on the name of which I've forgotten?

I upgraded my Firefox from 30 to 39 and one of my add-ons disappeared. I don't see it in Customize, and I can't figure out which of my add-ons it is or remember the name of it (I know, I have too ...
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How could I search a text file in Win7 and make it display matching lines

I have a large list of names that I have to search through many times a day. Using "find" in Notepad has gotten me by, but is there a way in the command line to display the matching strings by line ...
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Highlight all instances of a given word in a PDF.

I want to highlight, preferably permanently, all instances of a search result in a PDF. For example, I want to highlight all examples of the word 'class' in a piece about Karl Marx to make finding the ...
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Start text search from focus point in chrome

In chrome, when I start typing for a text search, it searches from the beginning of the document rather than from where I am looking in the document. Is there a way to do the latter? (currently I have ...
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How to search by image on my computer? [duplicate]

In a similar way to Google's search by image, I want to search on my PC. I have a similar photo with me, but not the exact one. How to do this?
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Show path of folder after following search result

Usually I click on open folder location. If not - I can't go to the containing folder. But if I want to view multiple results at the same time - that doesn't work. (open in new window doesn't allow ...
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How to search Internet for an author if the name contains a monogram?

I have problem searching for authors on a lot of websites if the author's name contains monogram. Here's the example: If I try to find every topics on a forum about "H. G. Wells", then I type "H. G. ...
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Weird Behavior In MacOSX File Find

I have these two searches. Why do they return different file sets? The shorter one seems to not return files that fit the requirement to contain "dona", but not contain "sams" or "mart".
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Keyboard shortcut to access search bar within website? Mac OS X

Using Safari, but curious if this is applicable for other browsers too. I use CMD-L to quickly access the address bar, but I'm having trouble finding a shortcut for quickly getting to a search bar ...
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Why can't I search through bing using 'Tab' anymore on chrome?

I use the 'Tab' key to search through various search engines on chrome a lot. I noticed recently that I can't search through Bing in the address bar itself using the tab key. I haven't changed any ...
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Firefox right-click “Search with …” on key shortcut

When I right-click on the highlighted text in Firefox, it shows an option "Search "text" with Google". Is it possible to set this option on key shortcut?
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Where are stored search engines in Opera?

So I had a lot of custom/manually added search engines in Opera (29) I upgraded my PC (new CPU,MOBO and RAM) so I couldn't boot Windows so I had to install new Windows but I didn't format partition ...
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How to find the folder where an e-mail is placed?

When I find e-mails using search option in Outlook I am not able to discover in what folder the e-mail are placed. How can I do that? I am using Office 2007 on Windows 7
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slocate - how to search a particular directory

Can anybody tell how I can search a particular path using 'slocate' (locate, mlocate)? It seems that, unlike 'find', slocate does not provide an option for the directory to search in, so at this ...
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search for a certain file or items in certain files [duplicate]

I am missing a file. how can I do a search for it on the whole system? default windows search does not return a result. it concerns a .txt file. can I do a search for strings which refer to the ...
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is there a parameter to inhibit IFilter feature on windows 7 search?

This question originates after this one. The two questions are independent even if they share a common problem basis so I'm asking this now hoping somebody can help me with at least one of the two. ...
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How can I change a Windows Search Indexing Options when I get the “you do not have permission to change the settings for this extension” (PDF)?

I have the problem I'm going to describe and hope someone can help me. OK, IMPORTANT INITIAL NOTE: I'm using Windows 7 64bit with SumatraPDF v3 (I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Reader X) and PDFlib TET ...
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Windows - Search for folders containing “@” in their names

I use a system of folders to track tasks and projects, and my projects are represented by folders whose names start with the "@" character. I'd like a way to populate a list of my projects, that is, ...