Windows 10: Cannot start search service / indexing in Windows 10, cannot find the path specified

Discus and support Cannot start search service / indexing in Windows 10, cannot find the path specified in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Cannot start indexing service in Windows 10 When manually starting it says: Cannot find the path specified Tried already many things like the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by RobertKousbroek, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Cannot start search service / indexing in Windows 10, cannot find the path specified


    Cannot start indexing service in Windows 10

    When manually starting it says: Cannot find the path specified

    Tried already many things like the troubleshooter , but none worked

    :)
     
    RobertKousbroek, Sep 1, 2019
    #1
  2. Arul_D Win User

    Windows 10 search not indexing Outlook 2013, no search results

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in using Windows 10.

    Let's diagnose the issue by referring to the following suggestion and check if that helps you.

    First of all, I would suggest you to check if the
    Windows Search
    Service is running in Automatic mode under the list of Windows services. You can follow the steps to check and start the
    Windows Search again:

    • Press Windows+R keys to open Run. Type “servces.msc” without quotes and hit
      Enter.
    • From the list of services, locate the Windows Search Support Service
      and Windows Search Service.
    • Right click on the Windows Search Service
      and then click on Properties.
    • Check if the service is running. If not, start the service and change the
      Startup type to Automatic.
    • Follow the same steps to start the Bluetooth service
      and change the startup type to Automatic.
    You can also try the following suggestion.

    Run the Search and Indexing troubleshooter. Follow the steps mentioned below.

    • Press “Windows key + W”.
    • Type “Troubleshooting” without quotes in the Search box and hit enter.
    • Select “View all” option from the left panel.
    • Select “Search and Indexing”.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.
    Hope this information helps you. Please do let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Arul_D, Sep 1, 2019
    #2
  3. Arun B J Win User
    Windows 10 Windows Search / Indexing Stops Completing

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps

    • Press Windows key + R.
    • Type Services.msc In the search box.
    • Select Windows Search
    • Restart the services and set the service as Automatic
    If the issue persist try performing Rebuilding Index again.

    To rebuild the index follow the steps below:

    • Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
    • Open Indexing Options in the Control Panel.
    • Select the Advanced button in the Indexing Options window.
    • Select Rebuild in the Troubleshooting section of the Advanced Options window.
    • Select OK when it asks if you’re sure you want to re-build the search index.


    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
     
    Arun B J, Sep 1, 2019
    #3
  4. Cannot start search service / indexing in Windows 10, cannot find the path specified

    Windows 7 Windows search service is not running Windows could not start the windows search service on local computer. error 3: the system cannot find the specified path

    I had this problem …

    Windows 7 Windows search service is not running

    Windows could not start the windows search service on local computer. error 3: the system cannot find the specified path

    After battling for days … I fixed it, as follows:

    Start

    Control Panel

    Programs

    Turn Windows features on or off

    In the dialog box “Windows Features” I checked Indexing Services. And I unchecked Windows Search. Then I checked Windows Search again (I uninstalled, then installed it, kinda rebooted it)

    And my indexing worked again. I think I was just lucky. Hehe.
     
    beesboerkie, Sep 1, 2019
    #4
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