Windows 8 has a search bar just about everywhere needed. However, frustratingly it doesn't always work.
Click in the search bar and start typing and windows show things beginning with the first character then as you continue typing it removes the non-matching files. Works great but not every time.
Sometime I'll do a search and it will find what I want and the next search right after it nothing happens. It's not that the file I'm looking for isn't there, I may look for the exact same file again, it just stops working and you only see the folder in the browse view.
To explain further. After I installed windows 8 I moved my music and eBooks. So now the not so smart iTunes can't find 600 items. As you know you double click, it say can't find this do you want to find it I say yes. I browse to my eBook library and type the name of the book and presto, search feature kicks in and narrows my search till only the file I want is there. I click on it and done. Next file. This time I browse to the eBook folder start to search and nothing happens. it's like it's stuck. I back space retype, nothing back space again retype and this time it works.
Now, as a techie, I like to figure out when it works and when it doesn't. So I'm trying different things. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I even browse to a folder where a file is I'm looking for. I see it right in front of me but I type search and nothing. Just the browse view. Than it works, and than it doesn't again till finally it stopped working altogether.
Not just for iTunes but I've been check this out in the explorer window for months. I've searched the internet and can't find the there but this is real.
Any body seen this or got a clue.