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Windows Search does not return files or folders that are under DFS-linked folders on a Windows Vista SP2 or on a Windows Server 2008 SP2-based computer

Consider the following scenario:

  • On a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2), you open a network folder in Windows Explorer.
  • The network folder contains folders that are linked to the Distributed File System (DFS).
  • You perform a search in the network folder in Windows Explorer.

In this scenario, the search does not return results for files or for folders that are under the DFS-linked network shares.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB972841.

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