Greetings, English is not my native language so please excuse any errors.
I have a little problem with the windows 7 search utility. I have at several occasions been unable to find files that I know for certain are on my hard drive, most recently the folder of a newly installed game. Usually these folders are placed in an additional
folder named after the developer, and since I very rarely have any idea who they are a search is often the fastest way to locate the game. It did not work this time, so I had to manually find the folder. The search gave me several answers, The .exe file of
the game in question, The /documents folder in which personal settings and saved games are stored (Named the same as the /program folder for the record) but it apparently was unable to find the game folder itself.
Is it that the game folder has not been properly indexed yet? In that case, what settings can I change to make it search in non-indexed locations?
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If you're having problems locating specific files, folders, or other items on your computer, try using the Search and Indexing troubleshooter to fix the problem. It makes sure that the Windows Search service is running, and checks to see whether you have
the correct permissions to search all the directories on your computer.
Follow the below steps to run the troubleshooter.
· Open the Search and Indexing troubleshooter by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel.
· In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting.
· Click View all, and then click Search and Indexing.