Start - Search - Files and Folders <- isnt working !! help..

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i have win xp pro sp2 and all updates from windows update.
yesterday i realized that the classic windows search isnt working.
when i want to search something it writes "unexpected error | Action could
not be completed"
then i tried to fix this by using a tweak program (Tweak UI) and switched on
"use classic search assistent" - when i clicked on "search" button, it wont
find anything !! not even *.exe !! nothing... :(( the search takes about 2
seconds...
drive is not indexed, indexing service is disabled (was disabled on previous
installation of windows and everything was working fine)
now, im using a simillar searching program, but the windows searcher is
better...
i just want to use classic search in windows...i fixed every problem by
myself but this is too much even for me :((
please help
Heady
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    In news:2562F320-6EEC-4329-93E3-6478186EEEB1@microsoft.com,
    Heady <Heady@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

    > i have win xp pro sp2 and all updates from windows update.
    > yesterday i realized that the classic windows search isnt working.
    > when i want to search something it writes "unexpected error | Action
    > could not be completed"
    > then i tried to fix this by using a tweak program (Tweak UI) and
    > switched on "use classic search assistent" - when i clicked on
    > "search" button, it wont find anything !! not even *.exe !!
    > nothing... :(( the search takes about 2 seconds...
    > drive is not indexed, indexing service is disabled (was disabled on
    > previous installation of windows and everything was working fine)
    > now, im using a simillar searching program, but the windows searcher
    > is better...
    > i just want to use classic search in windows...i fixed every problem
    > by myself but this is too much even for me :((
    > please help
    > Heady

    Give this a shot:

    Restore Classic Search in Windows XP:
    http://www.petri.co.il/restore_classic_search_in_windows_xp.htm

    That might be the ticket you are looking for. Maybe in the midst of trying
    to get it to work it caused some sort of error or a registry entry to be
    deleted? I'd check the above site.

    Galen
    --

    "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
    with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
    very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
    made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

    Sherlock Holmes
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    im afraid, but that is for changing the style of the windows searcher, i want
    to repair its functionality...

    "Galen" wrote:

    > In news:2562F320-6EEC-4329-93E3-6478186EEEB1@microsoft.com,
    > Heady <Heady@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
    >
    > My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    >
    > > i have win xp pro sp2 and all updates from windows update.
    > > yesterday i realized that the classic windows search isnt working.
    > > when i want to search something it writes "unexpected error | Action
    > > could not be completed"
    > > then i tried to fix this by using a tweak program (Tweak UI) and
    > > switched on "use classic search assistent" - when i clicked on
    > > "search" button, it wont find anything !! not even *.exe !!
    > > nothing... :(( the search takes about 2 seconds...
    > > drive is not indexed, indexing service is disabled (was disabled on
    > > previous installation of windows and everything was working fine)
    > > now, im using a simillar searching program, but the windows searcher
    > > is better...
    > > i just want to use classic search in windows...i fixed every problem
    > > by myself but this is too much even for me :((
    > > please help
    > > Heady
    >
    > Give this a shot:
    >
    > Restore Classic Search in Windows XP:
    > http://www.petri.co.il/restore_classic_search_in_windows_xp.htm
    >
    > That might be the ticket you are looking for. Maybe in the midst of trying
    > to get it to work it caused some sort of error or a registry entry to be
    > deleted? I'd check the above site.
    >
    > Galen
    > --
    >
    > "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
    > with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
    > very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
    > made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
    >
    > Sherlock Holmes
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    In news:AE40C317-2472-454F-9CCA-B2B3E48EB72F@microsoft.com,
    Heady <Heady@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

    > im afraid, but that is for changing the style of the windows
    > searcher, i want to repair its functionality...

    I know what it is for. The idea is to turn on the regular search and then
    turn it back off again letting it (hopefully) reset itself. In addition see
    Kelly's site: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm Scroll down and find
    the search doesn't work section.

    Galen
    --

    "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
    with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
    very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
    made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

    Sherlock Holmes
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    ITS WORKING !!! THANKS A LOT !!!

    btw, awesome page, bookmarked :-))))))))))))

    "Galen" wrote:

    > In news:AE40C317-2472-454F-9CCA-B2B3E48EB72F@microsoft.com,
    > Heady <Heady@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
    >
    > My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    >
    > > im afraid, but that is for changing the style of the windows
    > > searcher, i want to repair its functionality...
    >
    > I know what it is for. The idea is to turn on the regular search and then
    > turn it back off again letting it (hopefully) reset itself. In addition see
    > Kelly's site: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm Scroll down and find
    > the search doesn't work section.
    >
    > Galen
    > --
    >
    > "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
    > with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
    > very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
    > made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
    >
    > Sherlock Holmes
    >
    >
    >
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