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search not working

using 7 pro
64 bit

search not working- does not give any response-
in folder- type in anything, no response
in windows button below start menu- white screen- with see more results link- click on that "windows can not access the specified device, path or file"
in outlook- ie email search-shuts down program

what have I tried:
safe mode- no change
re-index -did not work
ran chkdsk - did not fix
ran mr fixit- micorsoft did not work
control panel-trouble shooting- search and indexing- did not work
sfc /scannow -did not work
services- stop and re-start

the following key does not exist-
the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{ef87b4cb-f2ce-4785-8658-4ca6c63e38c6}

turn windows features on or off
control panel- programs and features -turn windows features on or off - turned on indexing
changed idex location from
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft
To
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb

tried deleting files all files with .BLF and .REGTRANS-MS extension in the following directory:

C:\windows\system32\config\TxR

created another account - worked on other account
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  1. I too have exactly the same problem, exactly. I've tried the same solutions as you but nothing has worked.

    I hope someone can offer a solution.
  2. Best answer
    After searching all day I've found a solution to the problem in another forum.

    Navigate to this folder,
    c:\Users\Your name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\1033\
    And delete the file StructuredQuerySchema.bin

    Its that simple, my search started working straight away. With so many complicated fixes and solutions why didnt microsoft know about this.
  3. Techn said:
    After searching all day I've found a solution to the problem in another forum.

    Navigate to this folder,
    c:\Users\Your name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\1033\
    And delete the file StructuredQuerySchema.bin

    Its that simple, my search started working straight away. With so many complicated fixes and solutions why didnt microsoft know about this.

    Wow! Yes! I've been having this problem, nothing would search, not even programs, not even categories in Control Panel. I just tried to work on it today, reindexed 55K+ items, nothing. I deleted the file that you name, and search is working again. Thank you SO much for posting this! I'm really glad I found this before trying all kinds of complex stuff.
  4. Try this MS Fixit:
    Fix Windows Desktop Search
  5. Techn said:
    After searching all day I've found a solution to the problem in another forum.

    Navigate to this folder,
    c:\Users\Your name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\1033\
    And delete the file StructuredQuerySchema.bin

    Its that simple, my search started working straight away. With so many complicated fixes and solutions why didnt microsoft know about this.


    OMG tried everything was about to reinstall 7 when I tried this and worked instantly!
  6. If you enabled God Mode(s) on your machine before this happened then you put it in a folder you shouldn't have. Move your God Mode to your desktop and see if your search starts working again.
  7. thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sir. my long days of sufferings have finally come to end. thanks.
  8. Techn said:
    After searching all day I've found a solution to the problem in another forum.

    Navigate to this folder,
    c:\Users\Your name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\1033\
    And delete the file StructuredQuerySchema.bin

    Its that simple, my search started working straight away. With so many complicated fixes and solutions why didnt microsoft know about this.


    THANK YOU "TECHN" SO MUCH!! IT WORKED INSTANTLY - SO GRATEFUL!! (And MS Fixit was useless, of course...)
  9. This did not work for me.
    Yes, fund the file "StructuredQuerySchema.bin"
    Deleted it, but then tried a search (for a file in a folder that I can see and know is right there) and yet the results were "no items match your search"

    Original message / solution below:


    Anonymous said:
    Techn said:
    After searching all day I've found a solution to the problem in another forum.

    Navigate to this folder,
    c:\Users\Your name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\1033\
    And delete the file StructuredQuerySchema.bin

    Its that simple, my search started working straight away. With so many complicated fixes and solutions why didnt microsoft know about this.

    Wow! Yes! I've been having this problem, nothing would search, not even programs, not even categories in Control Panel. I just tried to work on it today, reindexed 55K+ items, nothing. I deleted the file that you name, and search is working again. Thank you SO much for posting this! I'm really glad I found this before trying all kinds of complex stuff.

  10. thanks a lot it's a very wonderful ans... after search function now working
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