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    Search Assistant (SP1)

    I used Search Assistant to find files and folders . When I couldn't find what I was looking for I foollishly went to Type Of File Previously Used and entered some information. Now I can't remove what I selected. Search can't find even the most common files.

    Will someone please help me restore default searcxh options and help me get out of this mess?

    Thanks, Gloria
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    Re: Search Assistant (SP1)

    Have alook at Windows XP From A to Z under "search". There are several trouble shooting things to try there.

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    Re: Search Assistant (SP1)

    I apologize Joe for being tardy with my reply but yesterday I coould not get into the lounge. I tried all day and half the night.
    I visited the link you gave me but no cigar. I would like to remove Search Companion and then reinstall it, something must be broken.

    I did a search of the registry and could not find Use Search Asst REG_SZ . It was supposed to be found in HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Curre ntVersion>Explorer.

    I'm no further along at getting this bad boy fixed than I was a week ago. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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    Re: Search Assistant (SP1)

    Do you mean the 'Type of File' in the Advanced Options? Can you post a picture?

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    Re: Search Assistant (SP1)

    Never having taken a snapshot ,let alone sent one, you'll have to settle for a step-by-ste- list of how I got where I was not supposed to be.

    Opened Search > Change Preferences > Change files & folder behavvior > Advanced (includes options to manually enter search criteria. Recommended for advance users only.)

    I don't think of myself as an Advanced User anymore.
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    Re: Search Companiont (SP1)

    Sorry, but I forgot to mention that I typed the wrong name in the subject box. The correct name for Search is Search Companion.
    I made the correction is the Subject box.
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    Re: Search Assistant (SP1)

    Gloria,
    Why not repeat all of the steps you previously took - "Search > Change Preferences > Change files & folder behavior > Advanced " and then click on "More advanced options". Make sure that Type of file is "All Files & Folders" and ensure that "Search system folders", "Search hidden files and folders" and "Search subfolders" are all checked. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Search Assistant (SP1)

    Thanks John you were right on the money. Today I located the SRCHAST.INF file in Windows.Inf folder. Right clicked and chose Install, my Windows CD-
    ROM was asked for and I typed in the path: D:I386 and files were installed.
    I rebooted and did more searches, alas, no cigar. Then I received your post and just for the heck of it I decided to look and see, I knew tthey had been checked before the new files were installed as described above
    Lo & Behold search system files, search for hidden files & folders, search subfolders were there all rright but no check in any of them. After checking the ones that were supposed to be checked, I ran Search again. Everything I was expecting to see appeared. All files and folders were there.
    I think the checks were removed druing the installation the files Search uses.

    I thank you so much for your last advice and your hope that it helped was answered..
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