Windows 10: Search not finding files or settings, only web and store? Solved

  1.    21 Sep 2015 #1

    Search not finding files or settings, only web and store?


    Hi All,
    When I type in the search box in the task bar, the results are only from the web and the store and not my files, folders or my settings on my pc.
    This was working fine a few days ago.
    The example below is when I typed "device manager"
    Any ideas please?
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  2.    21 Sep 2015 #2

    Never use it myself but just tried it, same result as you. Even disabling Web search didn't help. Quite frankly it's garbage.
    You could install "Classic Shell" and voila! http://www.classicshell.net/

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  3.    21 Sep 2015 #3

    I have just found out why the search wasn't working on my pc!
    Last week I installed a new Samsung SSD and loaded the Samsung magician software.
    It was this software that had turned off the indexing on my drive, so I've changed the settings.
    I might even uninstall the Samsung Magician software.
    Everything is working now (I hope).
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       21 Sep 2015 #4

    @ Cornishman

    By your screenshot, it looks like Cortana's not totally set up, you should have 4 icons in the menu:

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    right click on Start and choose Search, you may get some more options to complete the setup.
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  5.    21 Sep 2015 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    @ Cornishman

    By your screenshot, it looks like Cortana's not totally set up, you should have 4 icons in the menu:

    right click on Start and choose Search, you may get some more options to complete the setup.
    Well I never!
    Thanks Edwin! I didn't realize that it wasn't set up properly!
    It's OK now! Cheers!
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  6.    21 Sep 2015 #6

    What a carry on ! Not that I'd ever use this search engine or Cortana I end up here.

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