Windows 10: Windows 10 built-in search not finding programs

  1.    08 Dec 2016 #1

    Windows 10 built-in search not finding programs


    Hello.

    I have a software installed called "eclipse".
    I have another software installed called "Sublime Text 3".

    If I press the windows-button and start typing to search for "subl" - it immediately finds the shortcut for Sublime Text 3. (This is how I want it to work.)

    However: If I press the windows-button and start typing to search for "eclipse" - it says "no results found for "eclipse"".

    (I am guessing the problem lies somewhere with the registry editor, but that's just a guess. Could be wrong.)

    Anyone know if it's possibly to manually make Windows recognize when I search for eclipse?
    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    08 Dec 2016 #2

    Hi, first does a shortcut to both programs appear in your start menu?

    You can also check here:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\

    If in the Cortana search results dialogue, you click Filter, Apps, you may see more results.

    For example, I have a number of start menu shortcuts beginning CD.... None of these appear if I simply use the search box in the taskbar. However if I filter the results as above, I see more, but not all.

    Using Classic Shell's search field, I see them all as I would expect. No fuss, no bother. It just works.

    Now, if you have a significant number of programs installed, Win 10's start menu simply isn't good at handling that, and I very strongly recommend a reliable and highly configurable start menu (free) called Classic Shell, which does this correctly. (You can still launch the Win 10 start menu with that installed)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    08 Dec 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, first does a shortcut to both programs appear in your start menu?
    You can also check here:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\
    I tried adding a shortcut to the folder in that search path and now it works. Thank you. =)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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