Since recent Update, Indexing is always off

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  1. Posts : 187
    Windows 10
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    Since recent Update, Indexing is always off


    Hi. I had an Update a few days ago and since then, whenever I search for a file in Explorer, a message tells me my searches may be slow because indexing is turned off - do you want to turn it on? I click to turn it on but the same message appears with subsequent searches. Does anyone know the cause/cure of this? Thank you. Winver 1909.
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  2. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
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    Hello dortmunder ,

    What happens if you got to Windows Search settings? Is it set to Enhanced? What does the Indexing Status show?

    Try Windows Search Troubleshooter to see if it finds any problems. Search is working fine on my PCs, but I'm using 2004.

    From winver command, what version of Windows 10 are you using?
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  3. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #3

    What is the update number from Windows Update history from the few days ago?
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  4. Posts : 43,205
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
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    Hi, there seem to be 2 or 3 such reports... different builds. Might be related to a NET framework update. E.g.
    Update KB4601050 NET.framework 3.5 and 4.8 Windows 10 screwed my index
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  5. Posts : 187
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hi guys. The full WinVer is 1909 OS Build 18363.1379.

    I've switched from Classic to Enhanced and that seems to have done the trick. I also see that I've an Update pending that involves the .Net Framework so that may also be beneficial after I download and install.

    Many thanks for the help.
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  6. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #6

    Hello @dortmunder,

    dortmunder said:
    . . . whenever I search for a file in Explorer, a message tells me my searches may be slow because indexing is turned off - do you want to turn it on? I click to turn it on but the same message appears with subsequent searches.

    Just for information purposes. If you perform a lot of searches, it might be worth using a third-party utility, something like . . .

     Everything - FREE

    Everything [ FREE ] is an extremely quick search engine that locates files and folders by filename instantly. Unlike Windows search, it initially displays every file and folder for which the criteria of the search matches.

    About Everything:

    • Small installation file.
    • Clean and simple user interface.
    • Quick file indexing.
    • Quick searching.
    • Minimal resource usage.
    • Share files with others easily.
    • Real-time updating.

    > Website & Download => Everything - VoidTools

    I hope this helps!
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  7. Posts : 43,205
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    Oh dear, why does every thread about Windows indexing turn to 3rd party utilites and not address the question?
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  8. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #8

    @dortmunder,
    Thanks for the update and great to hear the issue is resolved. I would leave the computer running until it finishes building the search index - in my case that's about 24 hours if it has to build the index from scratch.

    While I depend on and use Windows Search daily, there are times I'm searching for files that are not indexed - in those cases my preferred 3rd party search app is Agent Ransack.
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  9. Posts : 187
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Well now... I've just waited the best part of two hours while Windows 10 20H2 was downloaded and installed along with KB4601556 (cumulative reliability improvements in .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8). I did a search and the original problem is back despite me still being on 'enhanced'. I'll do a rebuild later (no time right now).

    Side issue - if I've installed a 'new' OS (20H2), why does calling winver still result in me having 1909 OS Build 18363.1379? Should that not have changed?
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  10. Posts : 17,013
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #10

    dortmunder said:
    Side issue - if I've installed a 'new' OS (20H2), why does calling winver still result in me having 1909 OS Build 18363.1379? Should that not have changed?
    If that's what WinVer says then you have not updated to 20H2.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File from MS - TenForumsTutorials
    [I use the option for TechBench by WZT]

    You can update with the ISO using a "Repair install" [also "InPlace upgrade"] procedure.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - TenForumsTutorials

    I suggest you watch the procedure unfolding because I suspect that your previous attempt at 20H2 failed and automatically reverted to the existing version.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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