Unable to search in windows folder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Swi, May 20, 2002.

  1. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

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    It seems that when i perform a search on the hard drive, it does not search into the Windows folder...

    Is there any way to change that??
     
  2. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    In the "Search Options", "Advanced Options", have you put a tick in "Search System Folders" and "Search Hidden files and Folders". If these aren't ticked the search of Windows will be very fast and may appear as if it wasn't searched.
     
  3. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

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    Ok that's nice, but is there a way to put these option by default? cause noe i have to check it every time i want to find something in the windows folder. :(
     
  4. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    This below is a tweak that will do it for you:-

    Copy and Paste the info between the lines into Notepad and save it onto your Desktop as:-

    FindAll.reg

    You must remove the word wrap on the second line

    Then just double-click the file.

    ------------------Begin Copy and Paste---------------------------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "CaseSensitive"=dword:00000000
    "IncludeSubFolders"=dword:00000001
    "SearchHidden"=dword:00000001
    "SearchSlowFiles"=dword:00000000
    "SearchSystemDirs"=dword:00000001
    -----------------End Copy and Paste-------------------------------------------
    Now this one below will do the same but remove that annoying Search Assistant too:-


    Copy and Paste the info between the lines into Notepad and save it onto your Desktop as:-

    NoAssist.reg

    You must remove the word wrap on line 4 and 6

    Then just double-click the file.

    ------------------Begin Copy and Paste---------------------------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "Use Search Asst"="no"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState]
    "Use Search Asst"="no"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "CaseSensitive"=dword:00000000
    "IncludeSubFolders"=dword:00000001
    "SearchHidden"=dword:00000001
    "SearchSlowFiles"=dword:00000000
    "SearchSystemDirs"=dword:00000001
    -----------------End Copy and Paste-------------------------------------------
     
  5. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

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    This works great for the options inside "Advanced options" but i still have to check the "Advanced options" box. Is there a way to check it by default?
     
  6. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    Not found a solution yet, but it is only one click :D
     
  7. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

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    Yeah i know, but you know how we are, lazy computer geeks ;)

    Thanks though!