File explorer search is looking in the wrong place


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 7
       #1

    File explorer search is looking in the wrong place


    When I download a file to my Windows 10 (Version 1903) PC it saves it in C:/Users/username/downloads which is as it should.

    But when I try to search for something in a file explorer window it isn't linking to files in the C drive downloads folder, instead it is linking to non-existent files in H:/Users/username/downloads. When I try to click on a file in the search results it says the file isn't there (because it isn't)...

    The H drive was my old windows installation on a different hard drive. I installed an M.2 drive in my system a month or two ago and migrated my system over to that drive instead making the M.2 drive be my C:. The old H: drive doesn't even have a Users folder on it any more and is used for general storage.

    How can I make File Explorer search results point to the proper place? It seems to be stuck thinking I still have files on that old H drive.

    Here is a video to show you visually what I am talking about.

    Untitled: Mar 26, 2020 9:56 PM.webm - Google Drive
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  2. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,407
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
       #2

    Rebuild yor search index.
    Rebuild Search Index - TenForumsTutorials

    Denis
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  3. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,501
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #3

    Also note the file management in Windows and the older DOS uses the backslash \ in the file path in folders while the Internet uses the forward slash / in its addressing.

    Example: your C:/Users/username/downloads would properly be C:\Users\username\downloads, typing the wrong way in a message carries no consequence but will return error messages in file management.
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