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  • Windows file search is broken

    I am using Windows XP Media Edition. As most people know, the file search was changed by Microsoft some years back and it no longer searches all file types. Very very frustrating. I have spent the last 4 hours trying to solve this problem when I came across the Petri article:

    I followed the steps carefully but I still cannot search my Microsoft Works files (.wps) for a simple text string. I've modified the registry as suggested, but to no avail. I adjusted the file search settings as suggested, but to no avail. Yes, I did reboot my computer, but to no avail.

    Does anyone know how I can solve this problem? It's driving me crazy, and I'm sure it doing the same for perhaps millions of Windows users.