1.    04 Dec 2016 #1
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    Start > Windows doesn't search for files in other hard drives


    When I search for programs on the search function when you hit the windows button it only searches for files found on the same harddrive I installed Windows on (C: SSD 120GB).
    I have all my other files, pictures games movies etc on my E and F harddrive.
    However when I search for the names on the search bar nothing pops up, can I fix this somehow?
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  2.    04 Dec 2016 #2
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    Where are you searching from ?
    If you search from ThisPC or file manager it will search everywhere. If you want a really fast and free search program "Search Everything" Everything Search Engine fits the bill perfectly.
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  3.    04 Dec 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Where are you searching from ?
    If you search from ThisPC or file manager it will search everywhere. If you want a really fast and free search program "Search Everything" Everything Search Engine fits the bill perfectly.
    Id like to use the windows search.
    Its you know the search when you press the windows key and start typing?
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  4.    04 Dec 2016 #4
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    Your other drives need to be Indexed for Search: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-7-search-indexer-tips This for 7 but works for 10 too.
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  5.    05 Dec 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Your other drives need to be Indexed for Search: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-7-search-indexer-tips This for 7 but works for 10 too.
    Does not help :/
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  6.    05 Dec 2016 #6
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    My Start button has Search on the right-click of it but right beside the Start button is Cortana or in my case just the icon for it [a built-in customization]. The feature on the right-click menu is much the same as Cortana.
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  7.    07 Dec 2016 #7
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    To add to this, my control panel uninstaller cannot find any software thats installed in the other harddrives
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