Windows 10: File folder search function no longer works

Discus and support File folder search function no longer works in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; As I was looking for files it suddenly stopped being able to find files. I have attached a few screenshots to show how it does not find anything; for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by brownm, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. brownm Win User

    File folder search function no longer works


    As I was looking for files it suddenly stopped being able to find files.
    I have attached a few screenshots to show how it does not find anything; for example "OV" or with ".pdf".
    I have tried every of the following suggestions from the following website:
    Fix File Explorer Search Not Working in Windows 10 - Troubleshooter

    :)
     
    brownm, Sep 24, 2019
    #1
  2. dalchina Win User

    File folder search function no longer works

    Welcome to tenforums.

    I understand you have done everything in that linked document including an in-place upgrade repair install (which would have required downloading an iso file of the same build, or equivalent).

    Please post a sreenshot similar to this showing that that folder is included in the index and indexing is complete.

    File folder search function no longer works [​IMG]


    Now please add one file to that folder that should be indexed, and post a screenshot showing the number of indexed items has incremented.

    This will show whether search indexing is active.

    Now try searching for that file and post a screenshot showing the result, including the search string used.

    The icons are unfamiliar to me- a cloud superimposed- could you explain what those are? Suggests you may be looking at folders via a cloud storage service.

    Further, I think your search string should be *VO
    Example:

    File folder search function no longer works [​IMG]


    File folder search function no longer works [​IMG]


    Thanks.
     
    dalchina, Sep 24, 2019
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  3. brownm Win User
    File folder search function no longer works

    File folder search function no longer works [​IMG]


    I did not really understand what I should do here. I have MANY folders so not sure where to add which one.

    File folder search function no longer works [​IMG]


    Yes they are using: Box

    Didn't make a difference
     
    brownm, Sep 24, 2019
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  4. brownm Win User

    File folder search function no longer works

    File folder search function no longer works

    I put the file from my personal drive--> documents saved on my own laptop. and moved them into the Box. by adding the number indexed actually went down.
    So the index only shows items on my own laptop?

    File folder search function no longer works [​IMG]


    File folder search function no longer works [​IMG]
     
    brownm, Sep 24, 2019
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