I think I solved the problem...I am using Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, SP1.
I can see hidden files with Windows Explorer: The radio button for
Tools->Folder Options->View->Show hidden files, folders and drives is
My indexing options for drive c:\ are such that _all folders and all
directories_ are selected for indexing.
I know for sure that my "hosts" file esists and is located in
And yet, when I launch Windows Explorer and do a search for file
"hosts" (w/o quotes, of course!), nothing comes up! (i.e. I get a:
What am I doing wrong?
I pulled up the Indexing Options screen, clicked the Advanced button
and then clicked the Rebuild button.
It took the computer several hours to rebuild the index but now the
Windows Explorer search function is able to find the "hosts" file.
Does anyone know if when running CCleaner (default settings) it deletes
the indexing files in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search ?