W 7 can't find doc and set

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by JerryM, May 28, 2010.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    It was easy in XP to go to doc and set when I wanted to clean up from removing an application. But I cannot find "Documents and Settings" in
    W7. Also cannot find how to find the "Search" function.

    Any help?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    look under c:\users\username\...

    press ctrl+f to search
     
  3. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Just not working for me. Thanks for the try.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  4. Cudni

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    what is not working? you can't navigate to files and folders in c:\users\username and or what happens when you click on ctrl+f while in explorer? You can also click on Start button and enter search criteria in the box there. What are you searching for?
     
  5. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I uninstalled Avast. In XP, to find traces left I would search for Avast. Various entries would be shown that had to be manually deleted. Then I would go to doc and settings all users and find if there was a folder like Alwil or Avast. It would be empty and I would delete it.

    After running Ccleaer I would assume I had removed all traces of Avast that could be done.

    When I search for Avast in W7 I get entries, but those of sites and threads I have visited. In XP the search would even show Avast in the recycle bin. Evidently this cannot be done in W7. Maybe the uninstallation is so complete that there is nothing left to find.

    I called a friend who is savvy, and he helped, but he said what I wanted was not in W7.

    I guess I have done what I can. I do appreciate the help, but W7 has a learning curve that is giving me problems in some areas.
     
  6. lodore

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    Hey Jerry,
    there is a few ways to improve windows 7 search.
    if you open up an explorer windows,press alt to show menu then go to tools >folder options. go to the search tab and use the second option for the top box and then under non indexed locations tick both boxes. then click on ok.

    here is some possible options you can use

    datemodified:
    size:
    contents:
    folder:
    type:
    ext: (.jpg, .doc, .avi, etc.)
    datetaken:
    tags:
    name:
    author:
    kind: (document, music, email, im, meeting, docs, notes, tasks, videos, programs, link, etc.)
    from:
    before: (date)
    after: (date)
    lastsavedby: (username)
    comments:
    datelastprinted:

    Music specific search keywords
    bitrate:
    artist:
    album:
    genre:
    lyrics:
    track:
    year:

    Picture specific search keywords
    cameramake:
    cameramodel:
    dimensions:
    orientation:
    width:
    height:
    flashmode:
    taken:

    there is some more information avaliable here
     
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  7. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Hi Lodore,
    Thanks, I haven't seen many posts from you for awhile.
    Thanks for the help. I am trying to flatten the learning curve for W7.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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