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I have lost my search option??

I have lost my search option the icon is there but no response cannot search for files.

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Someone had used Tweak-XP to 'Hide "Search"' (from the Classic Start Menu) Apparently, this also makes the Explorer Search button not to work.

Maybe you or someone else has done something similar (there's probably numerous programs for doing this kind of thing). You can also check/edit your registry yourself for this effect.

If you're comfortable with regedit use it and see if you can find the following entry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoFind

If "NoFind" has the value "01 00 00 00" change it to "00 00 00 00" and it will probably solve your problem. You will need to restart ("log off & log in" will probably suffice).

Hope this solves your problem.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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Why do i keep getting websearches instead of google


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How to delete istart.webssearches.com

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor across the desktop to bottom right corner.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar when it appears, and then go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and click to remove Webssearches Uninstaller.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
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Windows XP

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Remove Removefrom browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
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  4. Set a new default search engine and then remove istart.webssearches.com.
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  7. Restart browser.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press search engine icon on the left of search box.
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Hello welcome to FIxya!

Here you can check this procedure on how to open your files again.

"1) Check your Recycle Bin
2) Do a Folder/File Search for each of the Grey Folder Project names. This will display all Folders & Files with that Project Name. You are looking for an .stx File. If it's there, right-Click on Project Name / Open Containing Folder & Copy it to your My Projects Folder. Then you should have both the Grey Folder & .stx File for the same Project name, showing in your My Projects Folder.
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So ...after finding my "lost" movie file, with its file name, under Documents\Pinnacle Studio\My Projects i then went through the following procedures using your great advice Colour;
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