Anniversary Update: Search not working properly Solved

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  1.    08 Aug 2016 #11

    Hi, you need consistency between your display language and speech language (a download). The keyboard setting can be whatever you want.
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  2.    08 Aug 2016 #12

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, you need consistency between your display language and speech language (a download). The keyboard setting can be whatever you want.
    Thanks for the reply. As far as I can tell I do have consistency and it's not helping, unless I'm missing something.

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  3.    08 Aug 2016 #13

    Hi, I made an assumption you were getting "Some results aren't quite ready yet..." which is what this thread started with with the 1st author, but I realise you've not mentioned that.

    Do you actually have a problem.. what happens if you
    a. launch Cortana (e.g. Windows key + S) - does Cortana look normal and function normally?
    b. search Settings- does that work?

    Otherwise what is it you'd like to fix?
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  4.    08 Aug 2016 #14

    My problem is that windows fails to return results that I know it should. I've tried re-indexing but to no avail. I am not getting that message you mentioned and Cortana seems to be working (though since I never use it I have no idea really). Searching settings also works. I assumed since the thread also started with a problem about incomplete search results that these issues were related.
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  5.    08 Aug 2016 #15

    Hi, depends if you're talking about Cortana search or explorer search. I'll assume the former.
    The OPs problem was the particular error message returned when trying to search. You can search Settings, so your language settings aren't the issue.

    Perhaps you could say what your problem with search results is.

    Meanwhile, here is some information about Cortana search of your documents and files.
    1. It will only return results from what's indexed.
    2. It will not find executable files (exe, cmd, bat - maybe some others.
    3. As now implemented in the anniversary edition you need to select documents/apps (= universal apps and desktop programs)/pictures etc, a further complication.

    This is very confusing and some here simply ignore Cortana.

    If you mean explorer search, or some issue with Cortana, could you please explain?

    Finally, for reliable search, much faster and more user-friendly, try one of these free programs:
    Everything by Void Tools (use v1.4 beta)

    All very quickly index NTFS file names and folder names, and provide extremely near immediate search results. Many here use the first two.
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  6.    08 Aug 2016 #16

    I'm talking about the start search (a.k.a. you hit the windows key and start typing). I have checked that the folders that contain the files I'm searching for are indexed and the programs and files I'm looking for are not being found. I have "all" selected but nothing. They are, however, being found on my laptop which is also running the anniversary update (including programs/.exe files). So I'm assuming something is up with this installation but I'm not sure.
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  7.    08 Aug 2016 #17

    That search box is part of Cortana too. 'Ask me anything'.

    If you launch explorer and use the search box there, you can try searching for the same things. If they are indexed, you will get a pretty well immediate result.

    Can you post a screenshot showing your search box and what you're searching for?

    Personally I use Classic Shell (free) and have all the flexibility I want with my start menu, including search (separately configurable from the above), plus it correctly displays the folders and subfolders in my extensive start menu. It can launch universal apps as well. Just no tiles. If you want a replacement with tiles, they exist too.

    Oh, and it doesn't suddenly change format, as the MS start menu did with this upgrade, which also lost all the tiles I'd had.
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  8.    08 Aug 2016 #18

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    I appreciate the suggestion but I'd rather not dabble with third party programs when I know this can and does work.
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  9.    08 Aug 2016 #19

    Do you have a foobar shortcut in your Win 10 start menu?

    It is actually really hard to manipulate the Win 10 start menu content. I suspect that's where you're heading in terms of 'solving' this.

    It would just work with Classic Shell (e.g.) if what I think may be going on actually is.
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  10.    08 Aug 2016 #20

    dalchina said: View Post
    Do you have a foobar shortcut in your Win 10 start menu?
    I've tried that. It won't let me make one.
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