Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

windows 7 search problem

Posted on 2016-09-20
8
Medium Priority
?
65 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-30
if i login as local adminstrator , i can search from start button or any file from my computer , by typing file name on seach place
but if i login as user , i cant search , no result , no action
0
Comment
Question by:techp
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Dr. Klahn
ID: 41806232
Sounds like one or more of the following are enabled in either GPO or the user's Search configuration:

o Do not search communications
o Do not search for files
o Do not search Internet
o Do not search programs and Control Panel items

These are distinct from the GPO that disables Search availability.  "[These options] will not make the search box go away. It just becomes inactive."
0
 
LVL 98

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41806474
Log in as the Local User, go to Services and make sure Windows Search service is running.

Then go to Control Panel, Index Options and make USERS, Outlook and any other folder you want is selected in locations.

Then go to Advanced and Rebuild the Index. Watch that Indexing is proceeding and then wait (several hours) until done.

Now try searching.
0
 

Author Comment

by:techp
ID: 41806540
local user is working

 when i try to fix i got below error

 incorrect permissions on windows search directories
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 98

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41806544
Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, shut down, start up and then test search again
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:jcimarron
ID: 41807185
techp--
Why can't you search?  Can't enter search word into search bar, etc.?
0
 

Author Comment

by:techp
ID: 41811145
can enter word into search bar , but no result or no response
if login as another user (administrator)  it is working
0
 
LVL 98

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 2000 total points
ID: 41811147
Make a new, test, Windows User Profile (Account). Log into the new Windows Account and set up indexing.
Now try searching in the new Windows Account.

It could be a corrupted user profile
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jdmailny
ID: 41811866
You need to remove group policy causing this to happen
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
Know the reasons and solutions to move/import EDB to New Exchange Server. Also, find out how to recover an Exchange .edb file and to restore the file back.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question