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Microsoft KB Archive/107225

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Find File List Does Not Refresh Correctly After Deleting File


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, version 6.0


If you delete a file from the Listed Files box in the Find File dialog box after you perform a search based on Containing Text criteria, Word for Windows appears to delete that file plus all subsequent files and subdirectories in the list.

Furthermore, if you delete the first file in the list, Word appears to delete all listed files and directories and displays the following error message: "No matching files found." (To locate the Containing Text search setting, choose Find File from the File menu. Choose the Search button, then choose the Advanced Search button, and select the Summary tab.)

This does not happen if you delete a file after you perform a search based on another criterion, such as Title, Author, Keywords, or Subject.


Although Word does not actually delete the files or subdirectories, they are no longer cached in memory. As a result, the CountFoundFiles() and FoundFilesName$() WordBasic functions do not find these files. If you rebuild the file list, Word once again caches the files and displays them in the Listed Files.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Word for Windows. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Refresh the Listed Files box in the File Find File dialog box using the following instructions:

  1. Choose the Search button.
  2. In the Search dialog box, select the Rebuild File List option and then choose OK.

Additional query words: 6.0 winword word6

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Last Reviewed: March 28, 2000
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