Search Assistant

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by xsk8zerox, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    When ever i search for files or folders i get an alert with nothing in it and no results are found. anyone know how to fix this?
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    one time my search tool completely became unusable. just gave me an error when i tried to open it. only way i fixed it was through reformatting. }:\

    although i didn't try repairing windows... worth a shot.
     
  3. petdevils

    petdevils Guest

    obvoiusly make sure the settings all make sense and search all files...but i don't know y but i've found searching in explorer and the search on the startbar makes a big difference.....the startbar works well whereas the former stuffs up alot for some reason?
     
  4. Daedalus

    Daedalus Guest

    Removing the search assistant

    Does anyone know how to remove the search assistant, and use the win2000 style search app?
     
  5. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Heres what happens immeaditly after i press search.
     
  6. Dipsomaniac

    Dipsomaniac So Very Tired

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    Daedalus, if you install TweakUI XP, under the 'Explorer' settings there is an option to 'Use Classic Search in Explorer'. That should do it.
     
  7. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Good call man that fixed it thanks
     
  8. Daedalus

    Daedalus Guest

    Thanx, now I'm happy - That search assistant is pure EVIL, EVIL I TELL YA!!!! :D
     
  9. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    i hate that little puppy
     
  10. oerficus

    oerficus OSNN Addict

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    Here is how to change back to the old search with changing the registry directly and disabling the search companion.

    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState
    Give the entry "Use Search Asst" the value "no"

    This will take effect immediately without restarting
     
  11. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Or you can open the search assistant and press preferences and uncheck the box that says "use search assistant"
     
  12. oerficus

    oerficus OSNN Addict

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    Hm, that seems to be the easier way... :)
     
  13. petdevils

    petdevils Guest

    can someone post a jpg of classic as i dont' know what it looks like? and if you turn it off in preferences can you turn it back on?
     
  14. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    yes you can turn it back on heres a screen shot