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Search not working, beginning with notes created about a week ago and newer. I'm looking at a note that I created about an hour ago, but when I search for it, Evernote can't even find it. Any suggestions?

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Which device/platform?

Can you post a screenshot of your search and the note

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Hi.  Is that a typed addition in a note with an attachment?  Had the change synced to the server when you searched?  I'm not having any problems searching at the moment...

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Another reason for searches going wrong can be that the search index of your client took a shot.

This can happen to the desktop clients - Win and Mac - , because they build their own local search indexes.

On both there is a hidden option in the „Help“ menu to rebuild the search index.

Press and Hold the option / alt - Key before opening the help menu with the mouse. At the end of the regular menu, now there will be additional options shown. One of them will be titled somehow like „Rebuild search index“. Pick it, and wait until the reindexing is through. This can take some minutes, depending on the database size and your machine.

After this, try the search again.

On the web client, and on the mobiles, the search index is cloud based, so the option does not exist there.

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Thank you for your reply.  I'm using the web client.

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23 hours ago, jman said:

Search not working, beginning with notes created about a week ago and newer. I'm looking at a note that I created about an hour ago, but when I search for it, Evernote can't even find it. Any suggestions?

If that's a PDF file attachment, be aware that the PDF OCR/Search is a paid account feature

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9 hours ago, jman said:

hank you for your reply.  I'm using the web client.

And the "so-called "classic"" version to boot as far as I can tell from your screen shot, which is quite old and wonky and also -- I think --  no longer under development. You should try a newer version. So not the Windows client. Moving to the web client subforum.

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