# Windows 7 search finding vdmk files with *.* but not *.vdmk

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One thing that I really miss about Windows XP is the searching.

Every time I need to search for a file, it never works with Windows 7. This is even if the file exists.

For example in the search box on the top right I will type: Windows XP Professional-0.vmdk, but it will find 0 matches.

Then I type *.vmdk, and that also finds no matches.

Then I type *.* and it brings a bunch of results including vmdk files.

What can I do?

Edit: I have indexing for .vmdk on. And I also added indexing for every folder on the c:\ drive. This is a common problem for me, not just with this .vmdk file search.