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Items remaining on Vista Search Tool

By Finchy
Jun 1, 2008
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  1. I have a problem with the Vista instant search tool.

    I just deleted a load of files with Ccleaner, but they still show up on the search tool.
    I try to delete them from the list but it just says it can't find it (therefore can't delete it), of course it can't because I deleted it.

    Does anyone know how I can get rid of these file 'ghosts'

    Thanks in advance
    Finchy
  2. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 378

    In case anyone else has had similar problems.....

    I found out after extensive searching that 'ghost' entries can be caused by an out of date index, what vista uses to quickly find matches.
    To solve the problem you go into Control Panel, seach for indexing, click on indexing options, then go into the 'advanced 'section.

    You then click 'Rebuild Index' and leave it for a few hours until it has finished. Then, ghosts are gone and stuff that previously did not show up, does, since it has completedly updated.

    My hard disk was about 300gb full at the time, and that took about 2-3 hours, in case you want a time estimate
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