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

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  1.    21 Mar 2018 #31

    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.
    Bree, would you be willing to work with me on this issue?
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       22 Mar 2018 #32

    tonightwetaco said: View Post
    Bree, would you be willing to work with me on this issue?
    I'm already subscribed to this thread, I'll do what I can.

    The first thing to do would be to ask if you have changed any of the default locations, such as moving User's folders to another drive.

    Also, is it just Firefox that's missing from Search results? If not, how many others? Which ones? And how many third-party apps DO appear? I believe you've already said that CCleaner does.
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  3.    22 Mar 2018 #33

    Bree said: View Post
    I'm already subscribed to this thread, I'll do what I can.

    The first thing to do would be to ask if you have changed any of the default locations, such as moving User's folders to another drive.

    Also, is it just Firefox that's missing from Search results? If not, how many others? Which ones? And how many third-party apps DO appear? I believe you've already said that CCleaner does.
    I have not changed any user folder locations i wouldn't know how. This is a fresh install as well.

    Firefox now shows when i search for it after i clean installed the OS again.

    Ccleaner, Steam, WUMT, does not show when i search start menu and others.

    thanks, Bree
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  4.    22 Mar 2018 #34

    Bree said: View Post
    I'm already subscribed to this thread, I'll do what I can.

    The first thing to do would be to ask if you have changed any of the default locations, such as moving User's folders to another drive.

    Also, is it just Firefox that's missing from Search results? If not, how many others? Which ones? And how many third-party apps DO appear? I believe you've already said that CCleaner does.
    I have not changed any user folder locations i wouldn't know how. This is a fresh install as well.

    Firefox now shows when i search for it after i clean installed the OS again.

    Ccleaner, Steam, WUMT, does not show when i search start menu and others.

    thanks, Bree


    if you would like to connect to my system I am more than happy to show you that there are many programs listed in the start menu that arent searchable in teh start menu. Im not sure what sets them apart
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       22 Mar 2018 #35

    tonightwetaco said: View Post
    Firefox now shows when i search for it after i clean installed the OS again....
    Well, that's an improvement...

    Ccleaner, Steam, WUMT, does not show when i search... Im not sure what sets them apart
    ...oh dear, and CCleaner used to be one you could find

    I don't have Steam or WUMT, so let's just compare Firefox and CCleaner. Look in the All apps list for each one. Right-click on it and select .More > Open file location'. For each one, is it in ...ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs (the all users start menu) or ...AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs (your personal start menu)?

    If both are in the All Users start menu then the default indexing should find them. Check that indexing has completed. Try rebuilding the indexing.
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  6.    22 Mar 2018 #36

    CCleaner is located - C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs (for the record CCleaner still shows when I search the Start menu, it just has to be fully typed out whereas Firefox I can type 2 characters and it pops up. Might as well just navigate to CCleaner manually)

    FIrefox is located - C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    these are all shortcuts by the way that located in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    reset indexing and it has completed at 179,742
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       23 Mar 2018 #37

    tonightwetaco said: View Post
    ...CCleaner still shows when I search the Start menu, it just has to be fully typed out whereas Firefox I can type 2 characters...
    That can change with time, the more you use CCleaner from the Search results the less you have to type for it to appear as 'Best match'.

    For this to happen you must turn on 'Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results' in Settings > Privacy > General. I suspect you may have turned it off along with the other more intrusive settings there.
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  8.    24 Mar 2018 #38

    I have enabled 'Let Windows track app launches', thanks!

    I guess I will give it a few days and report back, hopefully it learns more best matches.
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       24 Mar 2018 #39

    It's a quick learner, should only take two or three launches of CCleaner from 'search' to just need 'CC' to find it.
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  10.    24 Mar 2018 #40

    Bree said: View Post
    It's a quick learner, should only take two or three launches of CCleaner from 'search' to just need 'CC' to find it.
    oh wow because I have launched it dozens of times and i still need to type ccleaner in full for it to be a best match. any ideas?
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