This error is a bug in Microsoft Visual Studio which occurs very often when “Find in files” utility is used to find some token in a file or directory which has been specified in the Look in list of the Find in files dialog box.
Visual Studio will just dump this message: “No files were found to look in. Find was stopped”, and will not even try searching in the files.
To correct this error :
1. Either, Get your Visual Studio in focus and press any of the key combination :
- CTRL + BREAK
- CTRL + SCROLL LOCK
- ALT + BREAK
Note : Not sure what does this key combination does but it works.
2. Or, Delete this Registry key from Windows Registry using Regedit utility :
and restart your Visual Studio.