Windows 10: File Search Indexing

Discus and support File Search Indexing in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello community, my files from a network mapped drive are not indexed. when i search a file from Windows Search, it does not find the file yet the is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by LiveApp, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. LiveApp Win User

    File Search Indexing

    Hello community, my files from a network mapped drive are not indexed. when i search a file from Windows Search, it does not find the file yet the is there on my network mapped drive. The workstation is running windows 10, my network folder is shared locally from Windows 10 PC. The server is not a Domain, its just a file server. The option on the Mapped Drive Options for Indexing is ON. File search is working for locally stored files only on the Workstation except the Mapped Drive.

    Please assist. thanks

    LiveApp, Aug 30, 2019
  2. Jan Del Win User

    Windows 10 indexing / search

    Hi Erik,

    System conflict is one of the possible reasons why the index built will not function properly. We suggest running the Search and Indexing troubleshooter by following these steps to resolve your issue:

    • Open Control Panel.
    • In the search box, type troubleshooting.
    • Click on Troubleshooting.
    • Click on View all.
    • Select Search and Indexing and select the proper scenario that you are experiencing on indexing and click
      Next for the troubleshooting to begin.
    Update us with the outcome so we can provide you further assistance.
    Jan Del, Aug 30, 2019
  3. Paolo Mag Win User
    Search - Indexing not running


    One of the possible reasons why you're having issues when using search is because of a corrupted user profile. For us to assist you, we suggest that you create another account with administrator privileges and try to use the search feature again. Here's an
    article that you can visit to see how to do it:
    Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you perform the steps listed below to correct the settings of your Indexed folder:

    • Press the Start button.
    • Type %LocalAppData%.
    • Select Packages.
    • Click on windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy.
    • Choose LocalState.
    • Right-click the Indexed folder.
    • Click Properties.
    • Click Advanced.
    • Click the checkbox beside Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties so that a check mark appears.
    • Click OK.
    • Click Apply.
    • Click OK. A window with a progress bar will pop up as the folder is indexed.
    • Click OK when the indexing progress is finished.

    After doing the steps provided, kindly try to use the search feature again.

    Kindly update us with the results and if you need further assistance, feel free to post back.
    Paolo Mag, Aug 30, 2019
  4. File Search Indexing

    Search index settings

    Hi Samir,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you are facing. I will certainly help you with this. This issue may arise due to some corruption or broken index. Kindly refer the below given methods and check if it helps:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to run the Search and Index troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key, type troubleshooter in the search box and then press enter.
    • Select Troubleshooting. Click on
      view all
      and select Search and Indexing troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Method 2:

    If issue persist, I suggest you to run System file checker. System File checker (SFC) scan is done to check if there are any corrupted system files that could be causing this issue. Kindly follow the below given steps:

    • Press Windows key + X, select Command prompt (Admin) to bring up elevated Command prompt.
    • In Command prompt type sfc/scannow and press enter.
    • Restart the computer.

    Hope this information helps. Post back with updated issue details for further help.

    Thank you.
    Parth P Patel, Aug 30, 2019

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