Alt-F7 Search path not found - FIXED

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Alt-F7 Search path not found - FIXED

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I'm a long time TC user but have never run across this before, so I'm stumped.

When I try to search a bitlocker drive using Alt-F7 and put the root directory (d:\) in the "Search in:" field, it always comes back with error "Search path not found: d:\"

I can search on any directory beneath the root, just not the root. Do I need to specifically grant access somewhere?

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Re: Alt-F7 Search path not found

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Can you search in D:\ from within Explorer?
Can you navigate to D:\, then start a search in "D:" instead of "D:\"?

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Re: Alt-F7 Search path not found

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Yes, can search from Explorer. And yes can navigate to D: in TC and see all folders.

For the TC Search, also tried changing to D:, and even D, with no success. Also did both uppercase and lowercase D, and selected with Drive button -- no luck.

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Re: Alt-F7 Search path not found

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Other data points:
I tried another SD card on another USB port and it also will not allow search from the root, but below the root it searches fine.

I can search from the root on my C: drive though. And also search is successful from the root on an external drive that is Veracrypt encoded.

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Re: Alt-F7 Search path not found

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Just downloaded Double Commander and it does not have this problem, so it seems that TC is not handling something correctly.

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Re: Alt-F7 Search path not found

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Another issue is when trying to copy anything to the root of the USB drive. I get the similar "The given target path d: is invalid!" error.

And again DC does that operation as expected.

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Re: Alt-F7 Search path not found

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Are you perhaps running Total Commander with higher user rights (as administrator)? It can have such effects.
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Re: Alt-F7 Search path not found

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yes, but my local account has admin rights. this has not changed since I've been using TC (many, many years).

But your response got me to check and sure enough I had to check the compatibility settings for the app. I first turned on compatiblity mode for Win 7 but that didn't work. I then ran the troubleshooter and it recommended Win 8. That didn't work either. It then recommended Win 7 and this time it works. Not sure why it didn't work when I tried the first time, but it is working now.

Thanks for the pointer.

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Re: Alt-F7 Search path not found - FIXED

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2sangahm
my local account has admin rights
That doesn't mean that your TC is running with elevated rights - just that you have the possibility.

If there is a ^ after your name in the Title bar of your TC - then you are running in elevated mode - otherwise not.
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Re: Alt-F7 Search path not found - FIXED

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Thank you, as that's what I needed to know. I do now see TC with the ^ character, which is why it's working. I don't recall if it was there before, probably not.
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