Windows 10: Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox Solved

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #21

    was able to make 'c programdata/mcrosoft show up in the indexing tree by showing hidden files. that issue is solved.
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #22

    Use 'Modify'.
    The path is shown as follows for Start Menu:

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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #23

    margrave55 said: View Post
    This all seems like a lot of trouble!
    Why not just put a Firefox shortcut in the task bar? Simple. Guaranteed to work since 1995.
    It seems the problem may have been self-inflicted by modifying default settings in Indexing Options. We'll see.

    If so, the search index won't generally reflect the start menu- a more general problem than just FF.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #24

    dalchina said: View Post
    It seems the problem may have been self-inflicted by modifying default settings in Indexing Options. We'll see.
    the modification i made has been reset back to its original setting. Regardless, the issue of installed apps not coming up in search as i type persisted, before I made any changes to indexing.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #25

    can anyone think of a reason why an app wold be visible in the start menu but not show up when i search apps in the start menu?
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       4 Weeks Ago #26

    Yes. When it is in the user's personal Start menu. By default only the 'all users' Start gets indexed.

    To find out which Start menu holds the shortcut, click Start, find the app and right-click on it. Select More > Open file location. If you end up in C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs then it's on your personal Start menu.

    To add this location in indexing, look for it under Users.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #27

    Notice what you said in your post #12..
    start menu is listed but not users
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       4 Weeks Ago #28

    dalchina said: View Post
    Notice what you said in your post #12..
    Yes, and just ticking Users in indexing isn't enough because AppData is specifically excluded. You have to go down through the folders list and tick...
    Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #29

    Bree said: View Post
    Yes. When it is in the user's personal Start menu. By default only the 'all users' Start gets indexed.

    To find out which Start menu holds the shortcut, click Start, find the app and right-click on it. Select More > Open file location. If you end up in C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs then it's on your personal Start menu.

    To add this location in indexing, look for it under Users.
    found it in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

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  •    4 Weeks Ago #30

    any more ideas?
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