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  1.    26 Aug 2017 #1
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    Search not working


    Once again search is not working in windows 10 pro The folder is in index path but the program shortcut is not found in start menu:
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    Last edited by roy111; 26 Aug 2017 at 05:48.
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  2.    26 Aug 2017 #2
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    Your first screenshot shows the Start Menu > Programs folder for your app contains four shortcuts to executables with string QGIS at the beginning of the file name.

    The second screenshot shows that you have searched for QGI (letters in bold) and that search has found all four, suggesting the best match and showing the other three under it.

    I can't understand what the problem is? It's like if you are saying that search is not working because it finds everything you search for?
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  3.    27 Aug 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Your first screenshot shows the Start Menu > Programs folder for your app contains four shortcuts to executables with string QGIS at the beginning of the file name.

    The second screenshot shows that you have searched for QGI (letters in bold) and that search has found all four, suggesting the best match and showing the other three under it.

    I can't understand what the problem is? It's like if you are saying that search is not working because it finds everything you search for?
    Thanks for your time Kari,

    the problem is that search seems to find the legacy shortcut for the program,

    the actual shortcut is: "QGIS Desktop 2.18.12"

    the search result is "QGIS Desktop 2.18.11"there is not such shortcut in the start menu folder (1st screenshot)

    i have already rebuild the search index several times but that did not solved the problem.


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    the above screenshot contains the full search string with no result.
    Last edited by roy111; 27 Aug 2017 at 02:26. Reason: screenshot add
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  4.    27 Aug 2017 #4
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    OK. I didn't notice the difference in version numbering.

    Is the .11 still installed? What happens when you try to launch the one found by search?
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  5.    27 Aug 2017 #5
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    There is no more .11 it's updated to .12;

    nothing happens when you launch 2.18.11 because the shortcut does not exists anymore
    is there another indexing system that conflict with the old win7/8.1 style one (?)
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  6.    27 Aug 2017 #6
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    Could you please try to open the file location of that .11 version to see if remnants of that old version are still on system. Just right click it in search and select Open file location.

    What about Start? Checking the app in list of all apps in Start, is the old or new version shown?
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  7.    27 Aug 2017 #7
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    I cannot right click because the search proposed shortcut does not exists

    all start menu items are ok and they work as expected (the program start):

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    in the end the problem is that search does not index the new shortcuts in the start menu folder
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  8.    27 Aug 2017 #8
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    I've now tested this with several Win32 apps, installing an older version, checking it can be found with search, replaced it with a later version. Everything works as it should.

    Can't understand why your system does not index the current version.
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  9.    27 Aug 2017 #9
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    Thanks Kari,

    please do not lose time anymore, i've lost enough myself,
    there is something weird going and we do not have the info
    to debug.
    Luckily a boy in his room can do better tha microsoft delivering classic shell
    that can flawlessy find the menu shortcuts.

    Thanks again!
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  10.    01 Sep 2017 #10
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    I uninstalled the program and rebuild the index where this result came from?
    windows 10 1703 is still finding this non existing program in search
    where is it stored? Is this normal?

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    in windows 10 1607 this does not happens.
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