Windows 10: Quick access (File Explorer) fails to search Pictures folder

Discus and support Quick access (File Explorer) fails to search Pictures folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Quick access contains the folders: Documents, Music, Pictures, Video On the right side of the window, there is a Quick access search field. Entering a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by enso, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. enso Win User

    Quick access (File Explorer) fails to search Pictures folder


    • Quick access contains the folders: Documents, Music, Pictures, Video
    • On the right side of the window, there is a Quick access search field. Entering a search will find matching files in 3 folders but not matching files in the Pictures folder.
    • If I navigate directly to the Pictures folder then the search will work.
    • I’d like to fix where ever the problem is – with Quick access or the Pictures folder – and have QA searches work on all 4 folders.
    I’ve tried re-indexing / rebuilding the index and several other things, but the problem still remains. Crossing my fingers that someone here will post the much-hoped for solution!

    :)
     
    enso, Apr 9, 2019
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  2. enso Win User

    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    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date.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, Apr 9, 2019
    #2
  3. enso Win User
    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder


    The number of indexed files increments when I save a file to the Pictures folder.

    The files show up when "Quick access" is selected, but a search which should find them, does not. When the Pictures folder is selected, the same search finds the files. Replicated three times. Screenshots for two times inserted below.


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    Quick access (File Explorer) fails to search Pictures folder [​IMG]



    Quick access (File Explorer) fails to search Pictures folder [​IMG]


    Quick access (File Explorer) fails to search Pictures folder [​IMG]
     
    enso, Apr 9, 2019
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  4. Mark Ole Win User

    Quick access (File Explorer) fails to search Pictures folder

    Quick Access Crashes Explorer

    Hi Bill,

    Quick Access is a new feature in Windows 10 File Explorer navigation pane which helps users quickly navigate to locations which are frequently used. However, if you're having issues with Quick Access, you can try to disable and enable it. To disable Quick
    Access, follow these steps:

    • Type File Explorer Option in the search box.
    • Click on File Explorer Options.
    • Under General tab, choose This PC in the Open File Explorer to: drop down menu.
    • Uncheck Show recently used files in Quick access and
      Show frequently use folders in Quick access.
    • Click Apply an OK.
    • Restart the computer and re-enable Quick access.

    Let us know how it goes after performing the suggested troubleshooting steps.
     
    Mark Ole, Apr 9, 2019
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