Why doesn't the Search work in the My Documents folder?
[asked by Tom]
For some reason in Windows 7, you might not be able to search directly in a folder by going to Start->Documents, for example. However, this SHOULD work if you navigate through the file system this way: in the Computer folder, follow this path:
Local Disk (C:) -> Users -> [your username] -> My Documents
Now if you perform a search in the same folde, you should see the results come up as expected! You should also see a yellow bar pop up across the top of the folder's window telling you to index the folder for better efficiency. Right-click on that bar and select "Add to index". This will make your folder searchable even if you navigate Start -> Documents (you should NOT have to go through the maze of folders every time you want to search your documents).