Re: windows 10 search problem


That's one of the new features in Windows 10 that is a welcome addition.
Being able to reset the OS without losing all of your installed
programs or having the option to do a clean reinstall.
It doesn't explain how the index became corrupted or unusable, but at
least it works now.
The Microsoft support website also suggests hardware failure could
cause this issue, just something to be aware of in the future if this
problem crops up again.


On 11/24/17, andy.tidwell <> wrote:
Hello, I had the same problem with surch last month and I had the
Microsoft disability desk working on it several times and I tried everything
I even did a couple of system restores on it and nothing worked so finally
we had to re install windows 10 and that finally fixed the problem.
I just thought I would let everyone know what happened to me just encase
that is what It comes to here but the good thing is that we were able to
keep all my files but you may have to go through and re set your settings.

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 search problem

It doesn't work at all now and I believe that rebuilding the indexing file
slows performance while it is occurring. As I said, I don't think the index
file is necessary for searches and, I think the problem may not be solved in
this manner, with perhaps some annoyance and inconvenience by trying to do
so. I think Bleeping Computer is a better option. I suspect something is

----- Original Message -----

From: Blaster
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 search problem

Sorry for the delay in responding, I was in turkey overload, lol,

Okay, You'll need to rebuild your indexing file, it's easy, but it can
take a long time depending on how large your hard drive is, but it
will work much better after it's done.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and type this:

indexing options

and then press the enter key.

Tab to the modify button and press the enter key.

This will show a list of all available locations for indexing . If
it's an option, then either check or uncheck the box with your
spacebar. If it's a branch of a tree, like c:\program files/ , then
checking this branch will work on all of it's sub directories. If you
check the box for your main drive, the C:\ , then the whole drive will
be listed below it with all of the boxes checked.
Just arrow down the list and make your choices, then tab to the ok
button and press the enter key.

This will take you back to the main indexing options window.

Tab to the advanced button and press the enter key.

You should be in the indexing tab, so arrow down to a button titled:
rebuild index.
Or I think it's Alt + the letter R as well.

When you press this button you'll get a warning about how long this
can take, as I mentioned above, press the button and wait until it's
I don't think you need to reboot, I think it's just ready to go when
it's finished.

You don't have to stay off the pc while it's doing it's business, but
don't do any searches until it's done.

One last thought, You may want to check all of the boxes when
choosing which locations to add to a search scan, However, this will
slow down search results because it will take longer to complete, so
just keep that in mind while checking those boxes. If you want to
limit the options after the fact, go back to the indexing options
window and use the modify section to remove searchable locations.


On 11/24/17, Loy <> wrote:
I did this and the box was already checked.
----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2017 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 search problem

One more thing, you must have system and hidden files and folders set
to be shown.
If you need to do this, let me know and I'll show you how to do it.
you must have
On 11/23/17, Blaster Nil8 <> wrote:
> Yes, the path ends with \LocalState
> But if you tab around the explorer window , do you get a folder named
> "Indexed"?
> On 11/23/17, Loy <> wrote:
>> To me it is showing LocalState not Indexed.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Blaster
>> To:
>> Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:12 PM
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 search problem
>> You could check to see if there's something up with your indexing
>> doing the following,
>> Press the windows key + the letter R key to open the run command
>> Copy this line using the Ctrl + the letter C key to copy to
>> Then paste it in the run command line with the Ctrl + the letter V
>> to paste it in, then press the enter key.
>> An explorer window will open showing the folder named indexed.
>> Use the context key or the shift key + the F10 key and arrow down
>> properties and press the enter key.
>> Tab to the advanced option and press the enter key.
>> Press the spacebar to check the box that says, "Allow files in
>> folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"
>> Tab to the bottom and press the enter key on the ok button.
>> If that box wasn't checked then a progress bar will appear as your
>> is being indexed.
>> When done, tab to the bottom and press the enter key on that ok
>> Try your search again and see if that helped.
>> If that didn't work or the box was already check, you could try
>> following.
>> Press the windows key and type:
>> indexing options
>> This should give you the indexing options in the control panel,
>> the enter key to open it.
>> Tab down to the troubleshooter and press the enter key, then
>> prompts.
>> HTH,
>> Blaster
>> On 11/23/17, Loy <> wrote:
>> > On one of my Windows10 computers, search will not search
>> the
>> > computer except apps. I have done everything that I found by
>> it
>> but
>> > nothing has worked. I was thinking about resetting Windows 10,
>> not
>> sure
>> > that would fix the problem.
>> >

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