No Windows Spotlight


  1. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    No Windows Spotlight


    I re-installed Creators update and changed the settings to show Windows Spotlight on the sign in and lock screens. Worked OK with the original update, but not since re-installing (using the media tool).
    Any ideas how to get it to work again?

    Thanks
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,478
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    It's possible you may have to wait a day or so. I had spotlight disabled, and it was quite awkward getting it working again. When I did, it seemed to take 2-3 days.
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  3. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    It's possible you may have to wait a day or so. I had spotlight disabled, and it was quite awkward getting it working again. When I did, it seemed to take 2-3 days.
    I never thought of that. Thanks
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Also, have you set a metered connection? Mine is set for metered, which seems to restrict Spotlight activity. Once in a while I switch it to unmetered and Spotlight immediately downloads some new images which then appear on my lockscreen over the next day or so.
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  5. Posts : 50
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       #5

    Bree said:
    Also, have you set a metered connection? Mine is set for metered, which seems to restrict Spotlight activity. Once in a while I switch it to unmetered and Spotlight immediately downloads some new images which then appear on my lockscreen over the next day or so.
    No metered connection.
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  6. Bastet's Avatar
    Posts : 1,754
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #6

    Whenever i have to do a image restore (Macrium) I find Spotlight can take up to 48 hours to show me a new photo, I even use Brink's new tutorial to reset Spotlight & can find the same upto 48 hours before a fresh image shows.
    Last time I did this I left the pc on overnight & received a new photo within 24 hours.
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  7. Posts : 50
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    Bastet said:
    Whenever i have to do a image restore (Macrium) I find Spotlight can take up to 48 hours to show me a new photo, I even use Brink's new tutorial to reset Spotlight & can find the same upto 48 hours before a fresh image shows.
    Last time I did this I left the pc on overnight & received a new photo within 24 hours.
    That seems to be it. I reinstalled Windows yesterday (for the 4th time) and this morning I had the Windows Spotlight. I just had to wait. Easy fix.
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  8. Bastet's Avatar
    Posts : 1,754
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #8

    It's a bit nerve wracking for me as before I clean installed the Creators update spotlight didn't work at all so am worrying until it shows a new photo.
    I'm realising that after running Brink's spotlight fix & seeing the standard red plane wing picture changing to a spotlight one is a positive sign it's working.
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