Windows 10: Indexing Won't Rebuild

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  1. Indexing Won't Rebuild

    /u/UsheenMagwire, Oct 18, 2020 at 8:42 AM

  2. Indexing Won't Rebuild

    Hi ShiraAbraham, Here are some troubleshooting steps to help you, please let me know if you have tried this already

    -Press Windows key + I and open Update & Security.

    -Select Troubleshoot and find Search and Indexing.

    -Double-click on the Search and Indexing Troubleshooter to run it.

    Wait for the scan to be completed.

    If these steps did not help to fix “Search Indexing Was Turned Off” error, our last recommendation would be to rebuild the Search Indexing:

    -Open Windows Search and type Indexing Options.

    -Click on the first matching option to open it.

    -Click Advanced and open Advanced Options.

    -Select Rebuild and white while indexing will be rebuild from scratch.
    JeremyCountings, Oct 18, 2020 at 8:57 AM
  3. Arun B J Win User
    Windows 10 Windows Search / Indexing Stops Completing


    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
  4. Indexing Won't Rebuild

    Indexing off and cannot get it back on


    Thank you for posting your response.

    We appreciate the time and effort that you have invested in to fix the issue. I would suggest that you return the settings back to
    Local System Account from This Account under
    Log on
    tab and perform the steps below.

    • Rebuild the Windows Search Index and check. Refer to these steps. This can be used if you are able to go through the
      Indexing Options in Control Panel.
    • On the search bar type Indexing Options and click on it.
    • Click the Advanced button at the bottom of the
      Indexing Options window. This displays a new window titled Advanced Options.
    • Click the Index Settings tab if it isn’t selected already.
    • Click the Rebuild button to delete and rebuild the file index.
    • Click OK to confirm.

    Hope this helps
    Vanessa Sohtun, Oct 18, 2020 at 8:57 AM

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