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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 7, Windows 8.1

    Search not showing results


    Hi. Anyone know how to fix the search function in Windows 10? It's not showing any results. So far I already tried the following but to no avail. Rebuild indexing, scannow cmd, chdsk /r,.
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Northern Nevada
    Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Home x64

    I'm having the same issue. No search results within folders even though I know the file is there.
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  3.    01 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10

    Why is this marked as solved without an answer?
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  4.    01 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Northern Nevada
    Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Home x64

    I dunno. I didn't do it.
    At least I don't think I did.
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  5.    04 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Northern Nevada
    Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Update:

    Rebuilding my Windows Search Index, while time consuming, seems to have fixed my problem.
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  6.    04 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 58
    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop

    if i may ask how did you do that I'm having the same issue with my search showing no results
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  7.    04 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Northern Nevada
    Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Hover over the Star Button>R Click>Control Panel

    Enter in the search box; "Search Index". Click the resulting link; "Change how Windows searches". In the window that pops up, 'Indexing Options' click on the "Advanced" button. On the next window that pops up 'Advanced Options', click on the "Rebuild" button.

    Depending on the size of your drive and the amount of files/folders you have, the rebuilding may take sometime to finish. Mine took the better part of 18 hours.

    P.S.
    In the 'Indexing Options' window you will also be able to adjust what is and isn't indexed.
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  8.    04 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 58
    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop

    okay i got it thanks oh god i hope it doesnt take that long wow lol. oh well hopefully it fixes my search thanks
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  9.    04 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Northern Nevada
    Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Quote Originally Posted by darkschneider94 View Post
    okay i got it thanks oh god i hope it doesnt take that long wow lol. oh well hopefully it fixes my search thanks
    It will take some time. Search results start to come back almost as soon as the Rebuild starts. They will just be incomplete until it finishes. Considering the number of files just in Windows alone, not to mention your own user stuff, 18 hours is pretty good. Mine says it indexed 979,504 items. The good news is, once the Rebuild is done, every new file added to the machine gets added and the Index is mostly kept up to date.
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  10.    04 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 58
    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop

    it actually didnt take to long for me surprisingly but it didn't work what ended up working for me was i opened up task manager and i usually crtl shift esc, but anyway i know cortana is the search process so i ended it and then used search and it restarted itself and now it is working. now if only i could figure out why devices and printers take a few minutes to load vs my 7
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