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Sep 3, 2005

My Search Companion now calls itself Search Results and does not offer to find Pictures, music, or video, Documents, etc. Also the animated assistant is not available nor is the change preferences option. I had a nasty virus attack and had to repair XP Pro. All else is repaired as far as I can tell, but this version of Search is not nearly as handy.

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Mar 27, 2005

Whenever I try to use the Start|Search|For Files or Folders function of Windows XP, I get the following Error message box stating, "A file required to run Search Companion cannot be found. You may need to run Setup". (1) Does anyone have any idea what caused this problem? (2) What file is missing? (3) Can I fix it without having to run Setup?

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Mar 23, 2007

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May 5, 2005

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Sep 4, 2006

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May 19, 2005

After doing an update on wxp he, we all of sudden have search companion of which for 3 yrs we didn't have! The update had nothing to do with it. My wife doesn't like it and wants it removed. I've gone thru the computer but can't find anyway to remove it as it doesn't appear to exist. I googled it and found this=• {Disable the Search companion to go back to the traditional search view: Start regedit, expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER and in Software – Microsoft – Windows – CurrentVersion – Explorer – CabinetState, set the value of Use Search Asst to "no"} but it's for wxp pro and isn't applicable for Home. I found an overview for it but nothing on how to uninstall it. It's called ms search companion. What it's doing is when we double click on a folder to open it, it brings up a search menue instead,whereas prior the folder would just open.

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Jul 7, 2005

I have a user with the default settings for Search Companion. Last week, she noticed that it all of a sudden stopped working. Whenever she types in something to search and clicks on the Search button, IE sits there for a minute, and then comes back with the following error message: "Unable to connect The Web site is currently unavailable or the connection to the Internet has been lost. Make sure you are connected to the Internet and try again." The Search Companion doesn't work either if I run IE as the Administrator. For now, I have her using the Classic search, but she would like to use the Search Companion.

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Aug 16, 2005

I am having an issue with the search companion crashing every time in XP w/sp2. I have re-installed the search driver and ran SFC /scannow but the search companion continues to crash. There is no adware/spyware on the machine any Ideas of a file that may have been damaged?

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Sep 5, 2008

I've long made good use of the ability to search for files in my computer running Windows XP Professional by providing the Search Companion with "All or part of the file" or "A word or phrase in the file," but the Search Companion has suddenly begun behaving strangely. Sometimes when I run a search now it claims it found no files at all matching my criteria even though I know such files exist, and other times it lists some or all of the files it found multiple times (yes, with multiple listings of a single file within a single folder). And when it says it found results now, too, some of the files it lists appear in blue rather than the customary black.

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Jun 28, 2005

I am running XP SP2 with all current updates installed. Sometime after Windows Update performed an update, I noticed that when I try to run Search (Start, Search), the search app freezes after I type in the file search criteria and click the "search" button". Attempting to close the application results in "this program not responding." and ultimately "You chose to end the nonreponsive program, Windows Explorer." Please Tell Microsoft about this problem. We have created an error report... [Send Error Report] [Don't Send] This is identical to a problem reported on 3/1/2005 but doesn't appear to have a resolution.

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whenever i open a folder by double-clicking it (from the desktop for example) it opens up a new windows with blank search results. the only way i can open new folders is through windows explorer. please help!

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Dec 6, 2007

What ever happened to the nice Windows Search function? All of a sudden I have something called Desktop Search. My Windows used to find anything on my entire HDD. Now it returns no results in a fraction of a second if what I'm looking for is not actually on the desktop. What's going on here?

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Aug 23, 2005

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Jul 13, 2009

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Jul 6, 2005

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Jul 13, 2005

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Aug 14, 2005

The windows Explorer search feature works well enough for most file searches except when looking for files on a disc. On those occasions, the In Folder results point not to the disc drive but to c:documents & settings[name]Local Settings Applications Data. In short, not to where the files are. To add insult to fubar, clicking on any folder in the list results in -- absolutely nothing because I am clicking on a phantom folder (duh). I know that if I scroll across to the right, miles outside the screen view, I'll finally see where the file in question actually resides -- major and unappreciated pain. Is there a config or reg edit somewhere that will allow me to set the In Folder to show the file where it actually is, referencing the disc drive, instead of the above c:. If not, at the very least, I think Microsoft should share some of what the Einstein was smoking the day he came up with this one.

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Oct 9, 2005

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May 2, 2004

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Jun 9, 2005

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The new interface in Office 2007 has a great new look but finding your favorite feature can be a little difficult at first. Microsoft Office Labs offers a helpful utility called Search Commands that brings search to the ribbon. Can’t find a specific feature? Just search for it!

 Just download and install the Search Commands utility and you will have a new search tab in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Download Search Commands from Microsoft Office Labs

Visit Search Command homepage

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Dec 21, 2006

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Mar 28, 2006

is there a way in Windows XP to turned off searching in *.zip during the Search command? I search multiple network drives serveral times a day for files and do not need to search in the *.zip files. By searching the *.zip files the time is greatly increased. When I had Windows 2000 the search would take about 1 minute (did not search *.zip files) and now in Windows XP the search takes over 12 and half minutes (1079 *.zip files)
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