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When I search for a film on my drive, it only shows (.avi) files and not my (.mp4) files. Why does it do this?



 

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Re: Windows Explorer Search Issue

The first picture is looking at external hard drive (F). Im guessing a flash drive?

When Windows does a search it doesn't look at the flash drive that is pluged in.
 

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The first picture is looking at external hard drive (F). Im guessing a flash drive?

When Windows does a search it doesn't look at the flash drive that is pluged in.
Both screenshots are from my external HDD (3TB Drive). Still doesn't explain why the search doesn't result all my file types...
 

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Go to the Start Menu > Type in: Windows Search > Click the Change how Windows searches > Click the Advance Button > Go to the File Types Tab > Scroll down to .mp4 and make sure the check-box is ticked.
 

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Go to the Start Menu > Type in: Windows Search > Click the Change how Windows searches > Click the Advance Button > Go to the File Types Tab > Scroll down to .mp4 and make sure the check-box is ticked.
They are all checked off.

 

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Re: Windows Explorer Search Issue

When in a folder goto Organize (Top Left) > Folder and search options > Search Tab > Select the Always Search File names and Contents.

See if that works.
 

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When in a folder goto Organize (Top Left) > Folder and search options > Search Tab > Select the Always Search File names and Contents.

See if that works.
That did not work.

Your External Drive probably has not been indexed since you added those MP4 files. Go to Start/Control Panel and in the search box type Indexing Options and then Modify. Improve Windows searches using the index: frequently asked questions
That did. Problem solved. Thank you.
 

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Glad you got the problem fixed! Thanks Spunk for the extra help.

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