Windows 7 file search bar not working
This happens to me from time to time when using this Windows 7 64 bit built in search toolbar that you get from microsoft whenever you open up an explorer window (you always see it on the top right corner of the window below the minimize and close icons).
I was able to use the file search filter a few days ago and got some video files I was watching from a folder that had over 800 files without a problem. Earlier today, my computer froze and I had to reboot the computer. After I got in, I tried to filter the same results again from the same folder and I get in the results "no items match your search". I'm looking right at the file names and file types before I run the search, and when I type them in, either by file name ,or use the * symbol to look just for the similar file types, I don't get any results at all. This was from the main "Download" folder
I tested this with other main folders like My Documents and My Pictures. I have the same result happen. It's bizarre. It's like my windows file search is corrupted or something. I can't figure out how to fix it.
I clicked on the windows icon on the bottom left corner of the desktop and used that search bar to looked up search index, and ran the program that says "find and fix problems within windows search". It didn't find anything wrong.
I ruled out that it's not malware or a virus since I ran malwarebytes already and norton security suite has been running continuously.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Here's some snapshots of the problem before and after given a set of files and the result of using the windows file search toolbar afterwards.
Hope to get some help.