Windows 10: I've been wondering forever but why IS the search so horrid on windows 10?

Discus and support I've been wondering forever but why IS the search so horrid on windows 10? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Windows 8.1 had an absolutely amazing search experience. I could find settings, files, apps, folders and all that good stuff with ease. Windows 10's... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/C0wseed, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. I've been wondering forever but why IS the search so horrid on windows 10?


    Windows 8.1 had an absolutely amazing search experience. I could find settings, files, apps, folders and all that good stuff with ease.

    Windows 10's when I updated was.... underwhelming. It was slow and couldn't find anything half the time. And over the FIVE(!!!) years we've had it it's only gotten.... worse? Is it just me? Was windows search always garbage?

    My success rate with finding folders on my pc is like 3/10. What's actually been happening in this area?

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    /u/C0wseed, Jun 7, 2021
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jun 7, 2021
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  3. Smizack Win User
    Windows Update loading forever


    So I ran both the commands and got this:

    I've been wondering forever but why IS the search so horrid on windows 10? [​IMG]


    The log file is also attached.
     
    Smizack, Jun 7, 2021
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  4. enso Win User

    I've been wondering forever but why IS the search so horrid on windows 10?

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
    enso, Jun 7, 2021
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