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Anomolies while Searching files in Win2k

By robw ·
Something has gone wrong with my file search in Windows:
When I search for the file
q996.pdf in location \data\projects\Production
it finds the file.
When I expand the search and look in directory
\data\projects
it does not find the file.
q996.pdf actually exist in a directory called:
\data\projects\Production\public\PRODUCTION PLANNING\Work Orders\Scanned Work Orders

Any thoughts as to why I can not find it?

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by robw In reply to Anomolies while Searching ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Anomolies while Searching ...

thought ?
I have never usde the index service.
altough it's enable by default I always turn it off, and tell the operating system as not index my harddisk.
It seems to me that this is happening, as I do not have other explinations.

r -klik the folder and disable indexing, or and check in add remove windows components and remove the indexing service.

Leopold

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by robw In reply to

Good thought but I have already turned it off. Thanks

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by BFilmFan In reply to Anomolies while Searching ...

What Service Pack and Hot Fixes for the OS are on the system?

Is Office on the system? What version and what level Service Pack and Hotfixes?

Can you see the file listed in a diretory search from a command prompt?

Do you see it listed when you browse via Windows Explorer?

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by robw In reply to

Your command prompt suggestion helped to determine the answer!
I did a dir {filename} /s and it displayed an error containing a path name which was > 255 characters. A bug in Windows? It does not handle this situation.

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