File folder search function no longer works


  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10 enterprise 64-bit
       #1

    File folder search function no longer works


    As I was looking for files it suddenly stopped being able to find files.
    I have attached a few screenshots to show how it does not find anything; for example "OV" or with ".pdf".
    I have tried every of the following suggestions from the following website:
    Fix File Explorer Search Not Working in Windows 10 - Troubleshooter
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails File folder search function no longer works-search1.jpg   File folder search function no longer works-search2.jpg   File folder search function no longer works-search3.jpg   File folder search function no longer works-search4.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 35,447
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Welcome to tenforums.

    I understand you have done everything in that linked document including an in-place upgrade repair install (which would have required downloading an iso file of the same build, or equivalent).

    Please post a sreenshot similar to this showing that that folder is included in the index and indexing is complete.
    File folder search function no longer works-snap-2019-09-17-13.58.26.png

    Now please add one file to that folder that should be indexed, and post a screenshot showing the number of indexed items has incremented.

    This will show whether search indexing is active.

    Now try searching for that file and post a screenshot showing the result, including the search string used.

    The icons are unfamiliar to me- a cloud superimposed- could you explain what those are? Suggests you may be looking at folders via a cloud storage service.

    Further, I think your search string should be *VO
    Example:
    File folder search function no longer works-snap-2019-09-17-14.07.06.png
    File folder search function no longer works-snap-2019-09-17-14.07.36.png

    Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 3
    windows 10 enterprise 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    response


    Please post a sreenshot similar to this showing that that folder is included in the index and indexing is complete.
    File folder search function no longer works-index1.jpg

    Now please add one file to that folder that should be indexed, and post a screenshot showing the number of indexed items has incremented.
    I did not really understand what I should do here. I have MANY folders so not sure where to add which one.
    File folder search function no longer works-index2.jpg

    The icons are unfamiliar to me- a cloud superimposed- could you explain what those are? Suggests you may be looking at folders via a cloud storage service.
    Yes they are using: Box

    Further, I think your search string should be *VO
    Didn't make a difference
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  4. Posts : 35,447
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Thank you very much for your reply.



    Now please add one file to that folder that should be indexed, and post a screenshot showing the number of indexed items has incremented.
    Open file explorer at a folder that is indexed.
    Watching Indexing Options add a file to that folder. - using file explorer.
    Check the count increments.
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  5. Posts : 3
    windows 10 enterprise 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    index number went down


    I put the file from my personal drive--> documents saved on my own laptop. and moved them into the Box. by adding the number indexed actually went down.
    So the index only shows items on my own laptop?
    File folder search function no longer works-index_addfile1.jpg
    File folder search function no longer works-index_addfile2.jpg
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  6. Posts : 35,447
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    I suggest you remove your cloud drive from the equation until it's clear indexing is working on your internal drive. Were you trying to use Windows search indexing to find things only in cloud storage? Items indexed should be as per your Indexing Options. I've certainly never tried using it to index something in cloud storage. Unless that appears as a drive letter you wont be able to specify it in Indexed locations.

    Note this discussion about indexing Onedrive as an example:
    OneDrive indexing for WIndows Search – Feature Suggestions for Microsoft OneDrive
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-88984b798fce

    But here Dropbox is reported as being indexed:
    OneDrive Personal does not show up in Indexing Options after moving to C:/OneDrive in Windows 10 - Super User

    Does that mean searching indexed locations on your internal drive works?

    Otherwise:
    Please check search indexing is working as per post #4.
    Then try open explorer at an indexed folder and try searching for a file on your disk.
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