Windows 10: After new update, search don't work (system restore, update) Solved

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  1. Posts : 332
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       26 Jun 2018 #11

    dalchina said: View Post
    Recommend you enable Windows search indexing.
    Okay, I'll give that a try. How do I enable that now?

    Obviously something broke with the update though, because I haven't changed any indexing options and I've had no issues until this update today. Just earlier today I typed system restore into that search box and it came up just fine. So the update broke something.
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       26 Jun 2018 #12

    Just went into services, and checked Windows Search there, and it says it's running, and set to delayed start. So it's already running.

    Under Indexing Options, it only lists the items I previously listed (Internet Explorer History, Start Menu, and Users.) If I select modify, it allows me to select any of my drives. I'd rather not select my entire C drive. That's why I used to have it disabled. Which folder(s) should I enable indexing for it to find my software and Windows commands (Windows/program files)?
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  3.    26 Jun 2018 #13

    You could try option 3 here:
    Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    However, if after that, and rebuilding your search index, searching e.g. Settings still doesn't work, need to look in another direction.

    Note: you can Edit posts to add info so there's not a string of posts.. easier to read- thanks

    How to fix Windows 10 Settings search not displaying results | Windows Central
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  4. Posts : 332
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       26 Jun 2018 #14

    I already tried rebuilding the index about a half-hour ago. Still no improvement.
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  5.    26 Jun 2018 #15

    Did you also reset to default as per my previous?

    Now see my previous on how to deal with no finds in Settings.

    Then try this for Cortana:
    In Powershell as admin:

    Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    and see
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       26 Jun 2018 #16

    - Reset and rebuilt indexing according to instructions in your link (modified SetupCompletedSuccessfully = 0, stopped and restarted indexing in services). No improvement.

    - Added Localstate folder to indexing according to instructions in your link. No improvement.

    - Ran troubleshooter for indexing - no problems found.

    - Checked "Allow background apps" in privacy settings - the master switch was already enabled.

    - Tried re-installing Cortana using Powershell but i get this in red:

    Deployment failed with HRESULT: The package could not be installed because the resources it modifies is currently in use.
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  7.    26 Jun 2018 #17

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    - follow instructions for Cortana carefully, including those at the top.

    Try creating a new user for test purposes and see if you see the same then.

    If so, sorry, no more ideas bar an in-place upgrade repair install.
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  8. Posts : 332
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       26 Jun 2018 #18

    I ran the following reg file to disable the annoying web search:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    Now the search box looks like my old one before the update (compare this to the screenshots I posted on the previous page). And it seems to have disabled web search completely. But, it still doesn't find basic stuff like Windows Update or System Restore. And it worked fine just hours ago, before I installed the spring update.

    Do you have the latest spring update installed yourself? I'm wondering if it just breaks search currently. I know it breaks the ability to disable web search, thus the reg file I ran.

    Where are system apps like system restore, windows update, etc. located? Maybe that folder just isn't indexed currently for whatever reason since the update. I thought adding the localstate folder would add all that but even just looking in the localstate folder I see several hundred files but nothing that says update or system restore, so maybe those locations aren't indexed due to them being in a different location. Remember, I don't have my whole C drive indexed.
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  9.    26 Jun 2018 #19

    It would have been better to try fixing the basic problem before making mods.

    See my post #17. Did you use Powershell in admin mode?
    My build- see my specs. I'm not personally aware of 1803 breaking search like that in general.

    You don't need all C: indexed. What is important is to have at least the defaults configured- hence my previous on resetting indexed locations to default - ref. searching settings.

    I know it breaks the ability to disable web search
    - that started several builds back.

    System Restore- well, that's rstrui.exe, but you shouldn't index that explicitly- and if you did it wouldn't be found as 'restore'
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  10. Posts : 332
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       26 Jun 2018 #20

    Well I'm off to get some sleep. Big thanks for trying so hard to help me out. It's really appreciated. I'll try the Powershell thing in the morning but I don't have high hopes at this point. Nothing else has worked and I have no idea what happened.

    I see rstrui.exe actually runs system restore, but it doesn't open the "system protection" (SystemPropertiesProtection.exe) window that opens from Control panel, or that used to open up until today from the search box when typing "system restore", which actually lets me create restore points. That seems to be located in the system32 folder. If I index my system32 folder, would that possibly index some of these missing functions? I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
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