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Can't search for "exact phrase" with Desktop Search 4.0

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Old April 22nd 10, 09:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
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Default Can't search for "exact phrase" with Desktop Search 4.0

On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:47:16 -0700, Brad wrote:

Doug, interesting behaviour. I used the add-in to search LAN drives,
and have set my home drive as an indexed location. I left it, and let
it re-index.
Now, I initiate a search from Windows Explorer, and I return all three
test files containing the words
However, when I search from the Start menu, I immediately return the
correct file.
So, it appears to me that in my environment, the Explorer search box
is using seach companion, and the Start search is using WDS.
Someone in the office indicated that they read about this behaviour in
some Windows Secrets book.
So your results only work for me from Start, not Explorer.

Now if only I could move the index file to a network share...

Although I understand that it is possible to use search companion on
Vista, you (or someone) had to hack the registry to do it. It is not
available otherwise. Unfortunately, I can't advise you on how to remove
it, although it certainly sounds like you should.

As for using WDS to search LAN drives, that is a subject that I have not
looked into at all. Good luck!

Doug M. in NJ

Brad, the type of query you describe works as it should here. I did a
similar test before I replied to your first post, just to confirm my
recollection. I took a short phrase that I knew existed in many files but
I changed the word order. The twisted phrase was not found.
This was a search of files indexed for content.

Keep in mind that when you create files for testing, it may be awhile
before the indexer gets to them. I tested with old files that I knew had
been indexed, and I did my test from Windows Explorer.

Doug M. in NJ


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