Windows 10: Microsoft Photos seems to have stopped indexing new People matches - Why?

Discus and support Microsoft Photos seems to have stopped indexing new People matches - Why? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Earlier this year I started using Microsoft Photos and it happily did the indexing and allowed me to merge some people indexes where it wasn't sure... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by BillCharters, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Microsoft Photos seems to have stopped indexing new People matches - Why?


    Earlier this year I started using Microsoft Photos and it happily did the indexing and allowed me to merge some people indexes where it wasn't sure that the photo was of the same person. That was in about February 2019. Since then, I have taken many photos and put them in the same OneDrive folder, which is fully synced to my local computer and the new pictures show up in Collection immediately every-time I add new photos, but, under the People tab, it hasn't incremented any counters of photos for people, or added new people to my list of People since February. And, I confirmed this is the case by opening the People records for the top 4 or 5 most frequently occurring people, including myself, and no new pictures have been added to the People since February.


    I've tried opening Photos and leaving it open overnight (more than 24 hours) and for several long periods of time to see if that might trigger new indexing, but it doesn't add the new entries. I don't see anyplace to trigger the indexing algorithm to pickup where it left off.


    Is there something wrong with Photos People indexing after it does the initial indexing?

    And/or, is there a way to get it to restart indexing where it last left off?

    :)
     
    BillCharters, Jun 14, 2019
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  2. Arun B J Win User

    Windows 10 Windows Search / Indexing Stops Completing

    Hi,



    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
     
    Arun B J, Jun 14, 2019
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  3. Jon Doe Win User
    Not indexing (searching) truecrypt volume


    I can't get windows 10 to search mounted truecrypt volumes, ie, type part of the file name into the "search windows" box and it doesn't bring up a "best match", I just get "no results found".
    I have added the volumes to indexing locations in the indexing options (eg local disk W) and it appears to be indexing it. They are listed in the "included locations" and after a few minutes indexed items goes up from 3,000 to 10,000 but the search box doesn't find any of the files.
    I have tried restarting the services
    net stop wmpnetworksvc
    net stop WSearch
    net start Wsearch
    net start wmpnetworksvc
    And also "rebuild index" but it still doesn't function.

    Any suggestions?
     
    Jon Doe, Jun 14, 2019
    #3
  4. robinpe Win User

    Microsoft Photos seems to have stopped indexing new People matches - Why?

    Missing apps: Store, People, Photos, Games & Camera on upgrading to 10


    Thanks for replying spunk. That's the 'alphabetical' list I was referring to, none of these apps are in that 'All apps' list. Any more suggestions?
     
    robinpe, Jun 14, 2019
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