Windows 10: Start menu search not finding applications?
If you are hitting the hard limit on application links it will store in its database, it will not show up in All Apps or in search.
It makes no sense what so ever, and I will give them the All Apps one. But search? come on.
Read the links I posted above.
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Ok, fair enough. I have Pro installed on 4 PC's and don't have that issue. All were upgrade installs from 8.1 Pro or 10 build 10240.
I have less than 15 applications installed, so i should not have issues with hard limit
I reinstalled Windows 10, and everything seems to work fine now.
Thanks again for all your help
Rebuilding the search index seems to have helped. Odd. It is a complete fresh install. I wonder how often I need to rebuild it.
Congrat's, glad you have it worked out now.
If your problem come's back again, please open a new thread to avoid confusion.
Thank you for understanding.
I think the problem most of us are sharing here is that when you open the start menu and start typing, it doesn't give you search results from the installed apps.
I have the same thing: I get search results from all over the PC (files, folders...), from settings and more, but it won't find installed apps. I have to fish them from the "all apps" list manually.
I did an upgrade from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro, then wiped everything and did a Win 10 Pro clean install. Found out about the issue afterwards.
Somebody here said they rebuilt the search index... Anybody know how this is done?
Somebody else mentioned re-installing... Hope I don't have to do this, since I spent a lot of time getting Windows 10 installed and set up, and then installing and setting up Ubuntu. I would have to take them both down and start from scratch if I were to reinstall Windows :-/
The "good" news is, we're not alone. This very much sounds like a bug, and as such, we'll probably have a fix from Microsoft soon.
More people with the same problem:
Start menu search not finding applications? - Windows 10 Forums
error - Windows/Cortana Search - Windows 10 Forums
Questions that might be relevant:
- If you have the bug: did you clean install, or upgrade? (I clean installed)
- During the installation, did you disable all the calling-home hoo-haa? What about Cortana? (I disabled all of it)
Let's narrow this sucker down. Perhaps we can fix it!
EDIT: Nushydude found a possible fix here. Seems like a lengthy process, but worth trying!
UPDATE: re-indexing everything fixed it for me. Other changes, may or may not be related: 1. The "we're getting search ready..." message is now gone / 2. I completely hid the search button from the task bar.
Last edited by mrmatteastwood; 02 Aug 2015 at 09:09.
I solved this by reinstalling, another PC I had to reinstall twice.
Basically the only solution to this is reinstalling Windows until this issue doesn't show up.
None of the solutions here worked for me, not even indexing.
I simply reinstalled.
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