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Windows 10 search WON'T WORK!

 
Ascenta
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Jul 07, 2017 15:03 |  #1

Not photo related, but in general, my Windows 10 search simply will not work. I've exhaustively searched Google on this topic and found a handful of "solutions" that seem to work for others, but not me. Simple stuff from turning off Cortana to deleting my profile and creating a new one. Even messing around with some stuff in the registry. I suspected an indexing issue, but that entire drive is indexed. I rebuilt it and the problem still exists. I can open explorer and do a normal search, but it can take minutes opposed to the indexed search via the windows start button.

Unfortunately, NOTHING helps.

Normally I would search (i.e. windows key and start typing "vacation") and get PDFs, Word docs, folders, etc. with "vacation" anywhere in it. Now when I do that, it only seems to search Outlook (emails with "vacation" in them) and my Dropbox folder. ONLY the dropbox folder?!?! Why??? It's on the same harddrive as everything else (E:\Dropbox)

Any ideas before I give up for good?




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John ­ from ­ PA
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Jul 07, 2017 15:08 |  #2

Try the stuff at https://www.windowscen​tral.com ...ch-not-working-windows-10 (external link).

If nothing works, then report back and be a bit more specific of the exact version of Win10.




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Jul 07, 2017 15:22 |  #3

Thanks! I think I tried all of those except the paging file. I have that set up on a separate drive...maybe I'll just go back to the usual C: drive paging file. And check the size.




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Jul 07, 2017 20:01 |  #4

reinstall windows 10?


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Jul 07, 2017 22:17 |  #5

Try going into Services and see if Windows Search got disabled. If it is, set it to automatic, reboot and you should be good to go.




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Jul 08, 2017 00:40 |  #6

Use Everything Search (external link) if you can get by just searching for filenames. It's instant.


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icor1031
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Aug 07, 2017 11:20 |  #7

X search is absolute rubbish.
Use this: http://www.classicshel​l.net/downloads/ (external link)


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Sep 21, 2017 19:30 as a reply to icor1031's post |  #8

completely agree vmad


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