How do I search for a document in Vista?

  Halmer 13:47 03 Jun 2008

Can't get my head around this.

I have a document called Fogg.doc. I know I have!

Yet when I go to Start/Start Search it returns 'no items match your search'. How can that be? What I am doing wrong please?

  woodchip 13:52 03 Jun 2008

On the desktop you should have a search button or under programs, type the doc name into it

  Halmer 13:59 03 Jun 2008

Can't see a 'search' under Start/All Programs either.

  woodchip 14:04 03 Jun 2008

Press Windows Key plus E key this starts Explorer at the top you have search

  woodchip 14:06 03 Jun 2008

You can also right click on task bar choose properties choose Classic display this will show search on the desktop programs

  Halmer 14:34 03 Jun 2008

Did what you said re Windows Key which brings up a window. Typed 'Fogg' and it returns nothing even tho' I have Word document called Fogg.doc

Am I being a bit thick somewhere?

  brundle 14:36 03 Jun 2008

Search has been changed in Vista. Clicking the Start Orb brings up the Start Menu with Search at the bottom right. You may need to go into Advanced Search options and change or add to the indexed locations. click here

  woodchip 14:38 03 Jun 2008

No Windows Key + E key

  brundle 14:39 03 Jun 2008

You can also adjust where Search looks when you type in the Search bar from the Start Menu itself; click here

  Halmer 14:40 03 Jun 2008

is greyed out.

  Halmer 14:42 03 Jun 2008

I followed your kind instructions with Windows Key + E key Ok and then searched but it doesn't find it.

I think it may be something to do with the indexing settings for the c drive.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X

Aardman's new YouTube channel to share the work of independent animators

iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Les meilleurs navigateurs internet 2017