.net – Visual Studio “Find in Files” does not work

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Visual Studio (2010, Ultimate) finds nothing when I do Find in Files (Ctrl+Shift+F) in the Entire Solution. However, it finds 2 occurrences when searching Current Document or Current Project.

I see that the "Total files searched" in the output window is a random number, and does not correspond to the number of files in my solution (is much smaller).

I already did devenv /resetsettings but this didn't help.

Example of output of 2 consecutive searches in "all solution":

Find all "zoom -", Subfolders, Keep modified files open, Find Results
1, "Entire Solution", "*.vb"
Matching lines: 0 Matching files: 0 Total files searched: 24
Find was stopped in progress.

Find all "zoom -", Subfolders, Keep modified files open, Find Results
1, "Entire Solution", "*.vb" Matching lines: 0 Matching files: 0
Total files searched: 32
Find was stopped in progress.

I don't know why it says "Find was stopped", because I wait the end of search (don't press any buttons).

Best Solution

I think I recognize this wellknown, longstanding bug:

The workaround mentioned there worked for me when I had this problem

I found a tip to try pressing Ctrl + ScrollLock to fix it, and it worked.

I think most people report success with the (Ctrl-)Break key, but some say (Ctrl-)ScrollLock worked instead