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search is broken - Windows XP/2000/ME

Hi, File system searching is broken. when looking for files containing a string, windows repeatedly finds no files. I know there are files containing the strings, I created them to test the search. This used to work. Is there any way to reinstall / reset the searching function? Alternatively I could install something that works like Cygwin or linux. cheers...

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    Default search is broken

    Hi,

    File system searching is broken. when looking for files
    containing a string, windows repeatedly finds no files. I
    know there are files containing the strings, I created
    them to test the search. This used to work. Is there any
    way to reinstall / reset the searching function?

    Alternatively I could install something that works like
    Cygwin or linux.

    cheers
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    Nathan Guest

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    Default Re: search is broken

    Nathan-

    You are encountering a well known bug. The fix is a vbs script named:

    xp_fix_search_error.vbs

    Find it at:

    www.dougknox.com

    Doug is an MS support guy sometimes watching this newsgroup.

    Steve


    Steve Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: search is broken

    >>Actually, I'm not MS Support, Steve. Just a volunteer here, like most of
    the other folks :)<<

    Oh, interesting! I didn't know.

    S


    Steve Guest

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