May 292008
 

Have you ever used the search functionality in Windows Explorer, only to be disappointed as it returns no results.  I’ve seen this a million times, and is one of the first settings I change when bring up a server.

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Here’s the fix:

set the FilterFilesWithUnknownExtensions DWORD value to 1 in the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex

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Restart the computer and search away!