Windows 10: directly query the Windows 10 desktop Search Index database?

Discus and support directly query the Windows 10 desktop Search Index database? in Cortana to solve the problem; Is there a way to directly query e.g. SQL, or a purpose-built application the Windows 10 desktop Search Index database? I've had - and so many others,... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Jay Libove, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. directly query the Windows 10 desktop Search Index database?


    Is there a way to directly query e.g. SQL, or a purpose-built application the Windows 10 desktop Search Index database?

    I've had - and so many others, too, have had - such problems with Windows 10 desktop Search - slow, incomplete, unreliable - that it could be very useful to be able to query the database directly, to isolate whether the problem is in the UI, the way the UI queries the index, or in the index itself.

    Does such a query tool exist?

    thanks.

    :)
     
    Jay Libove, Mar 26, 2020
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  2. 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, Mar 26, 2020
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  3. 1Strive Win User
    Database Question... Allow Indexing?

    Oracle
     
    1Strive, Mar 26, 2020
    #3
  4. directly query the Windows 10 desktop Search Index database?

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

    Hi Alan,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    We understand the inconvenience caused and we will try our best to resolve the issue.

    We appreciate you fro trying the troubleshooting steps.

    As the issue still persists, I suggest you to run Search and Indexing troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:


    • a. Type Troubleshooting in the Search box from the desktop.

      b. Select the Troubleshooting option.

      c. Select View All option and select the Search and Indexing.

      d. Click on Next to perform the Search and Indexing troubleshooter and follow the steps.

    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Mar 26, 2020
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