Windows 7 will not search my rtf files. I went into the control panel and rtf is selected. I also tried to re-add it, but it still won't search rtf files.

Windows 7 will not search my rtf files. I went into the control panel and rtf is selected. I also tried to re-add it, but it still won't search rtf files.
 

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 3,849 Applies to:
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Hi,

·         Does the issue is with specific file extension?

·         How long have you been facing this issue?

·         Did you make any recent changes prior to the issue?

Follow the steps provided below to resolve the issue:

Method 1:

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.

Refer to the article below for steps and additional information.

Open the Search and Indexing troubleshooter

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-Search-and-Indexing-troubleshooter

Method 2:

Also I would ask you to re-index the files and then check. Follow the artticle below for steps.

Change advanced indexing options

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-advanced-indexing-options

Also refer:

Improve Windows searches using the index: frequently asked questions

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Improve-Windows-searches-using-the-index-frequently-asked-questions

 

Hope this information helps.

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