Newly made Word docs don't show up in Explorer searches

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hey, I have good news. It worked! I did what you (Dalchina) suggested, and in fact didn't even have to follow as many steps as you. Thank you so much for helping! :)

    Thanks also to Bro67 for taking the time to respond.

    Here's what I did, for any future people with this problem:

    1. Downloaded the Microsoft Office filter pack: Download Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs from Official Microsoft Download Center
    2. Re-indexed my files.

    Here's what to do for step 2:

    a) Go to Indexing Options. It's in the Control Panel or you can just click on the Windows icon in the bottom left and type it into a search.
    b) Make sure the files you want to index are visible. If not, click on Modify and select them.
    c) Click on Advanced
    d) Click on the File Types tab, make sure that "Index Properties and File Contents" is selected
    e) Click on the Index Settings tab, then click Rebuild.

    You can use your computer while it's re-indexing, but it will be faster if you don't.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 37,640
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Good, that's what I'd expect would be needed. (I have no idea what was happening that stopped my particular document being found which had previously been indexed).
      My Computers


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