Yesterday I put in a second hard drive so I could keep all of my media separate from my OS hard drive. After formatting, I tried to do a Cortana search for a specific TV show on the new drive. Searching with cortana from the task bar won't find anything on the second drive.
I did a little research and saw that you need to index the drive. I right clicked on the drive and went into properties, then I made sure I had this box checked
'Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties'
Then i went into indexing options and selected the whole new drive and let windows rebuild the index. After around 4 or 5 hours the rebuild finished and I still can't find any of my files when searching from the start menu.
I can open up file explorer and search from there fine, but that's not what I want. It's an extra step I shouldn't have to do. I could also download "Search Everything" or a similar third party search application, which is another thing I don't want to do. Searching from the start menu is ingrained in my head like typing in the home position is.
Has anyone with multiple hard drives in a single PC had this issue? Would merging the two hard drives into one partition get it working? I'd rather not do that, but if it's the only way I can search my entire PC from the taskbar I might have to.
Never had this issue with Windows 7..
Not sure how much system specs matter in this scenario, but here they are.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
AMD FX-8300 54 °C
Vishera 32nm Technology
8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (11-11-11-28)
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. M51BC (Socket 942) 59 °C
HP 23xi (1920x1080@60Hz)
Acer H203H (1600x900@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 66 °C
1863GB Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 SATA Disk Device (SATA) 43 °C
931GB Seagate ST1000DM 003-1CH162 SATA Disk Device (SATA) 48 °C
ASUS DVD RAM GH95N SATA CdRom Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
ASUS Xonar U3 Audio Device