Windows 10: Windows 10 Search Not Working Solved

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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       08 May 2018 #11

    Dan1 said: View Post
    Maybe I can fix something in the Registry Editor?
    Probably not. The most probable cause is a corrupt user profile. Profiles are notoriously difficult to repair, the easiest/quickest fix is that used by cflusflwfl in Post #7.
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       08 May 2018 #12

    Well I don't want to make a new profile and move everything for it only to happen again. There must be a way.
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       08 May 2018 #13

    Dan1 said: View Post
    There must be a way.
    There may be - but I've yet to see anyone report that they have successfully repaired a corrupt user profile.

    If you have a restore point from before this problem appeared, restoring that may help.

    Do you use anything like the Winaero Tweaker? Problems like this can be down to some incompatible tweak. Opening the tweaker and restoring the windows default conditions can sometimes resolve them.
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       08 May 2018 #14

    I forgot I set Windows to back up every night. :P
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       08 May 2018 #15

    Dan1 said: View Post
    I forgot I set Windows to back up every night. :P
    System images? Using Macrium? That would be ideal.
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       08 May 2018 #16

    I use Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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       08 May 2018 #17

    Dan1 said: View Post
    I use Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
    Do you use its 'make a system image' or include a system image in the backup? If not, then only your user files are backed up, and restoring them won't help.

    Only a system image can restore you windows system to that of an earlier time. Backup & Restore (windows 7) is not the most reliable way to make a system image. Most here recommend Macrium Reflect (free) for that.
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  8. Posts : 11
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       08 May 2018 #18

    I tried backing the system up (Last one was from a month ago) and it didn't work.
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  9. Posts : 11
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       16 May 2018 #19

    UPDATE: I just powered up my computer today and the search worked. I guess you have to give Windowss 10 a 2 day break, because that's how it fixed for me.
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       16 May 2018 #20

    Dan1 said: View Post
    ...I guess you have to give Windows 10 a 2 day break, because that's how it fixed for me.
    More likely a restart or two kicked the indexing back into action. Thanks for the update, good to know it's working now.
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