Windows 10: Cannot Start Windows Search Service: Error 3 cannot find path

Discus and support Cannot Start Windows Search Service: Error 3 cannot find path in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, Earlier today I tried to rebuild the windows search index, only to find out that I currently have no locations indexed. I also cannot modify... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Ocman76, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Ocman76 Win User

    Cannot Start Windows Search Service: Error 3 cannot find path


    Hello,

    Earlier today I tried to rebuild the windows search index, only to find out that I currently have no locations indexed. I also cannot modify to add any new locations. Windows search troubleshooter shows the following results:


    Cannot Start Windows Search Service: Error 3 cannot find path [​IMG]


    I went to services and tried to start the windows search service, only to be given an error message about the path specified not existing. This doesn't make any sense because I can literally see the windows search executable:


    Cannot Start Windows Search Service: Error 3 cannot find path [​IMG]


    Does anyone know why this is happening?

    Any help is appreciated!

    :)
     
    Ocman76, Nov 15, 2015
    #1

  2. Help fixing windows search: Windows search service and indexing do not work. Maybe Registry problem.

    Hi Santosh,

    Please see Figure 3 in my original post. The windows search service cannot be started. After starting the service "Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified" is returned by windows and the Status of the service is blank in the "Status" column
    of the Services Window. This error caused me to look in the registry. Please see Figure 4 in my original post.

    Thanks,

    Alan
     
    AlanSmith2, Nov 15, 2015
    #2
  3. C.Chavez Win User
    windows 10 search does not work or is running

    I am on Windows 10 and the search facility does not work either in windows or in outlook

    Windows Search is set at automatic, attempt to start the service and received the message:

    "Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer.

    Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified"

    The path C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe does exist

    Any help gratefully appreciated
     
    C.Chavez, Nov 15, 2015
    #3
  4. Ocman76 Win User

    Cannot Start Windows Search Service: Error 3 cannot find path

    A refresh of windows 10 has fixed the problem *Smile
     
    Ocman76, Nov 18, 2015
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