A string of gibberish when I search "My Computer"

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A string of gibberish when I search "My Computer"

Post by kurdi » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:37 pm

I've used Everything on XP for a long time with no problems.
(I also featured it prominently in several articles on my site http://www.freewaregenius.com)

However, I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and noticed that whenever I right click the 'My Computer' icon on the desktop and select "Search Everything", a string of gibberish appears that has to be manually deleted (using backspace) before I can perform a search.

It looks like this
http://www.freewaregenius.com/wp-conten ... mputer.jpg

I installed on a friend's vista machine and found that it did the same thing there as well.

Any input on how to prevent this would be extremely appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: A string of gibberish when I search "My Computer"

Post by therube » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:55 am

Something to do with "My Computer", but what, I'm not sure?

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Perhaps something like that string is a synonym for "My Computer". My Computer isn't really a "thing", more like a "concept".
On XP, for me, it simply displays a set of double quotes followed by a space, |"" |.

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Re: A string of gibberish when I search "My Computer"

Post by void » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:33 am

When you click Search "Everything"... from My Computer Windows passes a empty path.

"Everything" also handles empty strings in the command line incorrectly.

I have improved the handling of empty strings for the next release.

I have added support right clicking My Computer to my "Things to do" list.

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