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Windows search does not work for a selected user.  I can logon as administrator and the function works.  I have removed the user's index files and recreated them.  I have removed the feature from Windows programs and reinstalled.  I have start and stopped the service.  I have edited search out of the registry, recreated it and nothing has worked.  Has any one seen this problem or have a fix?  The OS is Windows 7 64bit.
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by:DMTechGrooup
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Here are some pretty handy how to's.. not sure if you have seen this.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/4d853a94-328f-4c50-8719-838834d51fde/windows-7-search-not-working

2nd post.
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If Search works for an alternative user profile, then the current profile is corrupted. Try scanning for malware:  Use your own Antivirus and scan, and then also scan with Malwarebytes.

If the virus scans work, great; otherwise, you will need to re-create the user's Windows profile.
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by:Booey1
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Nothing worked and I did have to delete the profile and recreate it.
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@Booey1 - Thanks for the update. I know re-creating a profile is a pain, but I am glad you got it working.
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