Windows 8 search in Windows Explorer not working

I have Windows 8 with all updates installed.

I am searching my documents\Visual Studio 2012\

I am searching for:
handles type:*.vb

I can open several .vb files and see the word handles.  I've tried several search terms which DO NOT WORK (keypress, etc.)

Consistently, Windows Explorer will not find these .vb files, and I can open them and see the words I was looking for.

I spent a couple hours rebuilding the index tonight, and it still does not work.

I have gone through the trouble-shooting steps to no avail.

It will find some words in some .vb files, but it seems random.  For instance, I can search for dgv type:*.vb and get a lot of results (from content, not just file names) so it must THINK it's working.  It has system access.  I am searching content.

I have McAffee Internet Security Suite installed.  I disabled real-time scanning and the firewall, and it still did not work.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
At the file level .vb files were only being indexed for properties, not contents...

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Hi,

 


Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and thanks for providing us an opportunity to assist you.

 

 

Based on the description provided, it looks like you are facing an issue while searching for Visual Studio files using Windows Explorer.

 

 

It would be great if you could answer these questions in order to assist you further.

 

 

1.     What are the troubleshooting steps that you have tried?

2.       Is the issue confined with any particular files?

3.       Have you made any changes to the computer prior to this issue?

 

 

 

Refer to the steps from the following Microsoft article.



Indexing and Search: Frequently asked questions:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/search-index-faq



Search for files in File Explorer:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/search-file-explorer  



Keep us posted on the status of the issue.

 

If you need any other information about Windows, feel free to post your questions and we will be glad to help.

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