1.    01 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10

    Search does not display any results


    The title says everything. I rebuilt the index, moved it to another disk, rebuilt again without any result: no results in the search window.
    Cortana is off and web searching is off. Even if web searching is on, there are no search results in the window.
    This has never happened in any other Windows version since Windows 3.1 for Workgroups!
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  2.    01 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro

    After starting the index rebuild, did you give it time to actually do a rebuild?
    Does searching for *.* yield anything?
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  3.    01 Oct 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanata View Post
    After starting the index rebuild, did you give it time to actually do a rebuild?
    Does searching for *.* yield anything?
    Thank you for your reply.
    I ran Windows search and indexing troubleshooter. It started indexing service.
    Indexing complete.
    Included locations:
    Start menu
    Users - AppData; AppData

    *.* does not yield anything.

    Below is the troubleshooter report:
    --------------------------------------------
    Potential issues that were checked
    Incorrect permissions on Windows Search directories - issue not present
    Search Filter Host process failed - issue not present
    Windows Search service shut down - Issue not present
    Windows Search service shut down - Issue not present
    Windows Search service not - Issue not present
    Windows Search service - Issue not present
    Search Protocol Host process - Issue not present

    Publisher details
    Search and Indexing
    Find and fix problems with Windows Search.
    Package Version: 1.0
    Publisher: Microsoft Windows
    Search and Indexing
    Find and fix problems with Windows Search.
    Package Version: 1.0
    Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
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  4.    01 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Make sure Windows Search is running. Check services and also check turn Windows features on and off.
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  5.    01 Oct 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanata View Post
    Make sure Windows Search is running. Check services and also check turn Windows features on and off.
    Alt-Ctrl-Del -> Task Manager -> Services -> WSearch Running
    In "turn Windows features on and off" could not see anything related to Searching.
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  6.    01 Oct 2015 #6
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    I managed to start Search by System restore. Now it works for me, but I found there are thousands of users who complain of the same issue all over the world. I am a Windows user since 1993 with Windows 3.11 for workgroups and searching has never been a problem so far.
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  7.    01 Oct 2015 #7
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    And yet another search problem: search does not always show local stuff. It does display all program files, but does not show windows settings and features, e.g. typing 'sign-in' displays only web links and not Windows sing-in options; 'update' does not show 'Windows update' and other instances of the 'update' string on the computer. Actually unlike all previous versions (XP, 7 and 8.1) Search never displays any options from 'Settings', which makes computer management a tedious task.
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