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windows 7 Search windows will not show results

Hi,
Off Late windows 7 is not able to show search results of my 2nd Partition.
If I use the search option at Start button and type any file extensions like Xls, PPT or word or any file name , There is not results displayed. Im having a very hard time to open files manually getting through multiple folders.

Even when I open windows explorer and try to use the search windows, No luck

Please help me If there is any KB or and Alternate options.

Regards
Sudarshan
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ShareefHuddleCommented:
Are you add ing your drive to your library?

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ShareefHuddleCommented:
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huangzhtaoCommented:
I think you can choose other search software. I recommend two:
Windows Search from microsoft:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.mspx
Google Desktop:http://desktop.google.com/
I like Google Desktop.
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TormDKCommented:
You should consider rebuilding the Indexing store.

Go to Start -> Control Panel -> (Click the catagory icon and select small icons) -> Indexing Options. Click Advanced and press "Rebuild".

Leave it indexing for some time (15-30 minutes depending on amount of data) and it should be running again.
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Sudarshan3677Author Commented:
None of the above Worked. The Key Problem here is when I search for D drive, especially when I open windows Explorer and use the search window-- Nothing happens I mean no results are disclosed.

However, few basic windows files appears like - Services.msc, paint, etc.
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TormDKCommented:
The D drive is an internal harddrive? Instant search does not work for removable media.
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Sudarshan3677Author Commented:
Yes, Drive D is an Internal hard drive (Partitioned). It was working for almost 4 months.
Surprisingly the instant search worked with a USB storage media when plugged in.

Any other options. is there ant registry options that can help me?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Is indexing enabled on your second partition?
What does CHKDSK say about the file system of this partition?
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Sudarshan3677Author Commented:
I could not tracec out for what you were looking for. Copied the entire result below :

"D:\>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
  34048 file records processed.
File verification completed.
  2 large file records processed.
  0 bad file records processed.
  0 EA records processed.
  0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
  38550 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
  0 unindexed files scanned.
  0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
  34048 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
  2252 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
  37004608 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

 120447999 KB total disk space.
  63984748 KB in 30236 files.
     12720 KB in 2253 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    140115 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  56310416 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  30111999 total allocation units on disk.
  14077604 allocation units available on disk."
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
When in My Computer right click on drive - properties - general. Is there Indexing enabled? If not then enable it. If yes, disable it and apply changes - enable it - apply changes.
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Sudarshan3677Author Commented:
I have made sure to have all the options related to indexing and Search are intact and as per default comparing with another computer.

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Sudarshan3677Author Commented:
The only option left is formatting I believe. I would appreciate if any other options are available.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Try Google Desktop. It has similar search options and works where Windows 7 search fails.
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Sudarshan3677Author Commented:
Well Friends,
I finally found a workaround of recreating a new profile and then work . It works fine with my new profile.

Now the issue is : I'm now able to search all the files except for my video and mp3 files.
Any chances.?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Press Start - type indexing options - run it - advanced - file types - see if your video and mp3 file types are specified there.
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Sudarshan3677Author Commented:
found all the file extensions are checked.
Let me check after an hour if the file works
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Sudarshan3677Author Commented:
Guys nothing worked out with the former profile and I assume Microsoft do not have any solution to this.
I here by close this thread.
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Sudarshan3677Author Commented:
MS issues is still a mistry. Let me wait for new version and new problem.
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