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Cannot see .rdp files RRS feed

  • Question

  • Guys

    I think microsoft pushed down an update recently that's affected this behavior. I have a RDP connection file c:\server2.rdp. In the past, if I click on start button and type in \ser and that's it, I would automatically see server2.rdp and just hit down arrow->enter to connect to it. Now, it doesn't show anything. It does show the file if I do c:\ser but I don't know why should I need to specify c:\ since c:\ is the root drive

    This behavior started only a week ago on my win7, win8 and windows 2008 servers - all at the same time! has to be an update

    thx

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:29 AM

Answers

  • Where are you typing ?

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:57 AM
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:08 AM
  • Hi,

    Did we rebuild the search index recently or cleared the search history?

    What recent updates are we installed?

    In addition, we may try to save a search with the following methods:

    Save a search

    For more information about Windows search, please see:

    Advanced tips for searching in Windows

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:57 AM
    Friday, October 3, 2014 8:42 AM
  • Hi,

    Apologize for the late reply.

    What is the current situation?

    If issue still insists, we may take a try with the following Fix it tool:

    Fix Windows Desktop Search when it crashes or not showing results

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:57 AM
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:03 AM
  • Hi raj,

    Apologize for the late reply.

    How about the Windows 7 clients behave?

    For the current situation, I couldn't find out any useful information to help to get the search results back.

    We may save the RDP file to a name start with ser (For example Server.rdp), then search it with ser.

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:57 AM
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:28 AM

All replies

  • Where are you typing ?

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:57 AM
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:08 AM
  • In the little box on bottom left that pops up when you hit the Start button and of course for windows 8, in the box that pops up on top right which has a Search heading
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:04 AM
  • Hi,

    Did we rebuild the search index recently or cleared the search history?

    What recent updates are we installed?

    In addition, we may try to save a search with the following methods:

    Save a search

    For more information about Windows search, please see:

    Advanced tips for searching in Windows

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:57 AM
    Friday, October 3, 2014 8:42 AM
  • Saving search doesn't help me as it only adds a second step. I didn't rebuild the search index or clear the search history at all
    Friday, October 3, 2014 12:49 PM
  • Hi,

    Apologize for the late reply.

    What is the current situation?

    If issue still insists, we may take a try with the following Fix it tool:

    Fix Windows Desktop Search when it crashes or not showing results

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:57 AM
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:03 AM
  • the fixit tool says it's not supported on my OS - i tried both w8 x64 Ent and w2008 x64 Ent

    thx

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:54 PM
  • Hi raj,

    Apologize for the late reply.

    How about the Windows 7 clients behave?

    For the current situation, I couldn't find out any useful information to help to get the search results back.

    We may save the RDP file to a name start with ser (For example Server.rdp), then search it with ser.

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:57 AM
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:28 AM