Req: Win7 Search programs and files box

Anonymous
2010-02-10
2013-07-24
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  • stevecrye
    stevecrye
    2011-02-07

    Hi;

    Ivo and everyone, please be gentle with me. I've already been on SevenForums
    and can't find the answer. I'm not sure if I have the problem separate from
    Classic Shell, because I don't really want to uninstall it and test. I can't
    stand Windows 7 without CS! I have used it since V 1.03.

    While running classic Shell (currently 2.9.3), if I left-click on Start, I see
    an option titled "Search" with a little magnifying glass icon. When I left-
    click on it, I see two options: "for files or folders" and "people". If I
    select " for files or folders" , I receive an error dialog window with the
    title "search:" that contains this message: "There is no program associated
    with the requested action. Please install a program or, if one is already
    installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel".

    Now, please understand that this is not a big problem for me. I have the
    Windows ports of all the common Unix tools installed and in my PATH, so I
    typically just grep for files. But, I see other people running Windows 7
    without CS, and they often make good use of this search function. I kind of
    feel left out.

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

    Steve

     
  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2011-02-07

    Choosing Search -> For files or folders simply runs the Windows search. It
    should be the same as pressing Win+F. What happens if you press Win+F? Or when
    you go to Windows Explorer and type something in the search box in the corner?

     
  • stevecrye
    stevecrye
    2011-02-07

    Same error with Win+F - this makes me think that the error message is telling
    me the truth (imagine that? ;-) ) - there is no program associated. Most
    likely not a CS problem. Is there an easy way to associate the correct thingie
    with "search:" ?

    BTW, I don't see a "search box" in the corner of Windows Explorer. Never
    looked for it before, though.

    Thanks for the hand-holding, I really appreciate it.

    Steve

     
  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2011-02-07

    Try this:
    Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features
    On the left side click on Turn Windows features on or off
    Scroll down and see if Windows Search is selected. If not, click on the
    checkbox and press OK

     
  • stevecrye
    stevecrye
    2011-02-09

    Well, I feel sheepish - it was off. But now I remember what happened. Over a
    year ago, I was sick of the indexing service running. In XP, it was possible
    to disable the constant, annoying indexing without turning off Search. Search
    is just not worth the damn indexer always running. Yet another case of MS
    taking something that was sort of OK in XP and mucking it up in Win7 <sigh>

    Thanks! Once again you have provided clarity in my dark, confused world.

    Steve

     
  • xpclient
    xpclient
    2013-07-24

    Well good news for you. Now the latest public beta version of Classic Shell which is available from the home page has full Windows Search integration, including document search. Try it if you are interested.

     
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