Windows 10 Search Ghost Items


  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows 10 Search Ghost Items


    https://i.imgur.com/oxDUFDR.png

    Does anyone know how many places, and where this information is stored?

    There is no action on left or right click. I have no idea how to get rid of this ghost item from an outdated now deleted shortcut.

    Is this stored in a file? A registry key?
    I just want to know the ways windows 10 search works so I can fix it.
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    Posts : 12,340
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1237 (x64) [21H2]
       #2

    2allmyhaters said:
    https://i.imgur.com/oxDUFDR.png

    Does anyone know how many places, and where this information is stored?

    There is no action on left or right click. I have no idea how to get rid of this ghost item from an outdated now deleted shortcut.

    Is this stored in a file? A registry key?
    I just want to know the ways windows 10 search works so I can fix it.


    Are you saying, you no longer have GIMP installed?
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yes, and many others. Even old .lnk files I deleted still show. Why is this?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Explorer.exe never even makes calls to CreateFile() on these 'ghost' items.
    So I am guessing it is being read from some kind of db file on windows?
    Anybody know?
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