troubleshooting Question

Windows 7 not searching right anymore

Avatar of BaupostJR
BaupostJRFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows 7
23 Comments2 Solutions884 ViewsLast Modified:
While troubleshooting another issue, someone asked me to uninstall Windows Search (which I did)
that didn't fix the problem, so I reinstalled Windows Search... now it doesn't seem to find things at ALL anymore.
If I try to search the start bar for 'word' it shows me these blank icons that say 'programs' 'control panel' 'music' 'files'
If I click on that blank icon it gives me a yellow screen that says:
These files can't be opened
Your Internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened

with the amount of programs I have, searching the start bar was a great tool for me...
How do I get it to work right again?

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 2 Answers and 23 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 23 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros