Windows 10: Indexing is turned off and wont come back.

Discus and support Indexing is turned off and wont come back. in Cortana to solve the problem; I recently changed the ownership of my hard drive from "Trusted Installer", whoever that is, to my own user ID. Now indexing is turned off for my... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by LachlanShenanagin, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Indexing is turned off and wont come back.


    I recently changed the ownership of my hard drive from "Trusted Installer", whoever that is, to my own user ID.


    Now indexing is turned off for my searches and won't come back. I can't select anything from the indexing options there are no locations displayed, the advanced options delete and rebuild has improved things actually getting search results as opposed to none, the services solution is set to automatic delayed startup and I've run out of suggestions from the web.


    Did changing the ownership screw with the search function? Should I change it back? when Ididn't have ownership I couldn't execute a certain command in cmd prompt, don't ask me what because I can't remember, it just required elevation so I googled how to fix that and that lead me to changing the ownership.... Yes, I am aware I'm very inexperienced with this stuff xD xD I'm just learning!


    So, that's it.


    Any suggestions..?


    Cheers,


    Lachlan

    :)
     
    LachlanShenanagin, Jan 22, 2021
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  2. malernah Win User

    Search Indexing was Turned Off

    When searching on Start Menu, it says Search Indexing was Turned Off. When I click on Turn On Indexing, I get Indexing is not running. There's no option to start indexing, and troubleshoot search and indexing doesn't turn it on.


    Indexing is turned off and wont come back. 90359a9b-3438-4cdc-bcbc-c0236190f699.png


    Please let me know what steps I can take to troubleshoot and resolve, and I will follow steps and post results of steps.
     
    malernah, Jan 22, 2021
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  3. Ruz San Win User
    Search Indexing was Turned Off

    Hi,

    The Indexing Service in Windows Services may not be running, resulting to what you are experiencing on the computer. It will be better if you provide more information about the recent activities on the computer to understand why this happened. Kindly answer
    these questions:

    • Did this start after installing updates on your computer?
    • Did you make any changes on your settings prior to this issue?

    Let's see if we can restart the Indexing Service by performing the steps below:

    • Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard.
    • Type services.msc then press Enter.
    • Look for Indexing Service.
    • Right-click on the service and choose Restart.

    Let us know if the steps above resolve the issue. Feel free to post questions if you have any.

    Regards.
     
    Ruz San, Jan 22, 2021
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  4. AsRock Win User

    Indexing is turned off and wont come back.

    is it better to turn indexing off?

    You can add what you want to it. If the file extension is in the list it will index it but don't tell it to index the properties and file contents unless the file is like a .CFG .TXT .INI type file.
     
    AsRock, Jan 22, 2021
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