1.    11 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    windows 10 pro

    Search Function Not Working after Upgrade to Windows 10


    I have 8 NAS drives on my network that is attached to my computer. Prior to upgrade to Windows 10 - from Windows 7 , I could go to file explorer and then search all the NAS drives for the info that I needed.

    In Windows 10, I can see on the NAS drives under This PC but when I try to do a search, File Explorer will say working on it and it will never complete - it stops responding. Windows 10 is the latest version(november 2015).

    Has anybody else experienced this?

    Thanks.
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  2.    11 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608

    Hello and welcome!

    I wonder if this is simply that the new W10 has not had enough time to finish indexing the 8 NAS drives so that it can conduct the searches. How long have you left it "working on it"? If you have several TeraBytes of data it can take a few hours to index. As well as indexing it may be having to update security permissions for the drives and their folders.
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  3.    11 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Hi,

    Thanks for the info, I will just let the W10 run and see what happens. I will let you know what I find.
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  4.    11 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    I just ran the search on This PC with the NAS drives for 2 hours, and no results. If I run the search on each individual NAS drives, the results are back in a flash. I do not believe that this is a indexing issue. When I was using Windows 7, the same search, whether it was the first or subsequent, would have results in less than a minute across the NAS drives.

    Does anybody have any further suggestions?

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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