Apparent search bug in XP SP2

By BrikFace
Jul 28, 2005
  1. Hiyas. It looks to me like I've found a very crude bug in XP SP2. When doing a search in Windows Explorer, if you type the entire filename in the input field labeled "All or part of the file name:", the search will not report the existing file of that name :knock: .

    This seems to be true only if the filename contains the standard period followed by the standard 3 character filename extension. If you search, for example, from the root of C: for the file "ntldr", its existence will be reported as expected. But if you search for "boot.ini" you'll get no hits.

    Can somebody please reproduce this? I've tried it on 3 PCs in my home network and all had the apparent bug. But maybe there's something whacked about the way I configure machines, so I'd like to hear from somebody out there.

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    No bug there.

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.

    You will now find them all.
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