Re: searching for files on my computer

  • From: "Bob W" <rwiley45@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 04:58:45 -0500

I found the solution later on that same day.

I didn't post the solution here as this is a jaws list and the problem wasn't 
jaws related.

However, here is what I did:

1. pressed windows+r for the run command.
2. Typed regsvr32 /u "%programfiles%\Windows Desktop Search\wdsShel
3. Pressed enter.

I'm now a happy camper.

Thanks for responding.


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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: The Elf 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2011 12:28 AM
  Subject: Re: searching for files on my computer

  no, and I'm on XP and J12 and fully up to date, it sounds like you picked up 
something else along the lines

  either that or your just now getting the wide spectrum first search that I 
have since my first try at windows XP years ago where you need enter/spacebar 
on a selection button to get to the main search window? 

  on my comp it depends on where I am when I hit the search button as to which 
I get but when I do get the series of buttons, a hit on all files brings up a 
normal search box.

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    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Bob W 
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:39 PM
    Subject: searching for files on my computer

    I am using jaws 12 and windows xp home.

    I am having problems doing a simple search for a file on my computer. 
Things were fine until several updates ago.

    Now I get a dialog that gives me all kinds of choices such as searching 
through email, my desktop, everything but a simple search for a file named 
such-and-such on drive y in folder z.

    Does anyone else have these problems?



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