Windows 10: Search applications when pressing Windows key?

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  1.    20 Jul 2015 #11

    I just tried this on several different apps, including Word and Google Chrome. This feature works on my computer.
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  2.    20 Jul 2015 #12

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       20 Jul 2015 #13

    mvalpreda said: View Post
    Everything I care about it is in %programdata%\microsoft\windows\start menu which appears to be in the indexing already.
    Ok, thanks ... has the index been rebuilt do the search results include Apps now?

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  4.    20 Jul 2015 #14

    It is in the middle of indexing now. There are a lot of items to get through!
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       20 Jul 2015 #15

    ok, thanks - post what you get in the search results (WinKey - type app name) after it has completed indexing.
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  6.    20 Jul 2015 #16

    Conflicting info. Grrrr

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  7.    20 Jul 2015 #17

    You are excluding users start menu...
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  8.    20 Jul 2015 #18

    The only folder not selected was c:\users\mark\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu.....and there is nothing I care about in there. Only a couple of built-in Windows programs from the default profile creation.

    In either case, it is not excluded now. It still says 'We're getting search ready...'
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       20 Jul 2015 #19

    ok thanks - Cortana needs to percolate it's own database ... or you could turn it off.

    I'd let it perc over night and if there's still an issue in the morning, try shutting down Cortana.

    Settings > Privacy > Speech, Inking, Typing
    [ Stop getting to know me ] button : press it to stop Cortana collection
    [ Get to know me ] button : means it's already off

    The only other thing I can think of is to run two system file repair commands if you're still not having any success. Both take a while to run - plan accordingly.

    In an elevated Command Prompt (right click, Run as administrtor ...

    sfc /ScanNow

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Please let members know if there are any errors reported in the Cmd window for either command.
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  10.    21 Jul 2015 #20

    Everything is clean. Still says 'We're getting search ready...' Turning off the 'Getting to know you' in hopes that it helps.
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