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Window 7 Search doesn't work with content or properties

I can find any file by filename but not by content or properties.

My test file is this:  C:\Users\Public\myfile.txt

Control Panel - Folder Options - Search: settings are default settings

Control Panel - Indexing Options: file type is checked, with the option 'Properties and File Contents' and the location is checked.

The 'Windows Search' service is running and I rebuilt the index.

I have been comparing settings with another computer where the search works and I can't find the difference.

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jmdion---Perhaps of help
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7files/thread/a54cc03b-be3c-433b-a7e2-e46745676050
But if not try Windows Search 4
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.mspxhttp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-7-windows-search-tricks-search-ninja/
There are, of course, many other Search apps.
And try starting the default Search by starting from WinKey+F
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