Windows 10: Why won't Cortana search my computer for files I am searching for?

  1.    06 Sep 2016 #1

    Why won't Cortana search my computer for files I am searching for?


    When I search for files on my machine Cortana always goes to the web and never my machine. It has a header that says to turn indexing back on in blue but it does nothing. How can I get Cortana to search my machine for files I am looking for and not the web?
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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       06 Sep 2016 #2

    You need to set Indexing to search what folders and drives you want to keep in the index file. Cortana has a lot of short comings and one of them is file search. Double check the settings inside Cortana to make sure they are set how you want them. Keep in mind that Cortana sends that information to Microsoft's servers, so that they can track what you are doing with that feature.
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