Windows 10: Search indexer forgets files on my second (internal) drive

Discus and support Search indexer forgets files on my second (internal) drive in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; In my setup, I have Windows and programs running from an SSD (c:) and my media on an HDD (d:). After a reboot, I can access those files by name in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/arc88, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. /u/arc88 Win User

    Search indexer forgets files on my second (internal) drive


    In my setup, I have Windows and programs running from an SSD (cSearch indexer forgets files on my second (internal) drive :) and my media on an HDD (dSearch indexer forgets files on my second (internal) drive :). After a reboot, I can access those files by name in the Start search, but within a few days it either forgets the location (incorrectly listing c:\music instead of d:\music) or forgets they exist entirely. I have rebuilt the index several times but it has not provided a long-term solution.

    Any suggestions?

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    /u/arc88, Sep 16, 2020
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  2. Dalmango Win User

    Search Not Indexing Optical Drive

    Thanks,

    • When you mentioned D Drive, are you pertaining to a partition or a separate external drive? - D Drive = Solid State Drive; 1 of 2 internal drives (the other being an optical drive);
    • Were you able to check if indexing was already completed? - Indexing completed on each attempt of rectification;
    • In the meantime, we suggest that you run the Search and Indexing troubleshooter - Done prior to posting; useless! It does not find any problems.
     
    Dalmango, Sep 16, 2020
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  3. Drive missing from indexer search roots

    While trying to investigate issues with files not being found by the search indexer, I have noticed that there seems to be an issue with a drive missing from the search roots. Some details that might be important:

    • The compute has three internal drives:
      • OS Drive C:, SSD, all the usual system partitions
      • Data drive E:, HDD, two partitions (the other one doesn't need to be indexed)
      • Data drive D:, Storage space, one partition
    • In "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\CrawlScopeManager\Windows\SystemIndex\SearchRoots", only C:\ and D:\ are listed
    • The indexer diagnostics tool lists "file:///C:\" and "file:///E:\" under "Search roots", which contradicts the registry key
    • Under "What is being indexed?", the tool lists only paths starting with C:\ and E:\, where the paths starting with E:\ are on D:\ in reality. The same list for excluded paths appears in the Settings app under "Searching Windows"
    • The "Indexing options" dialog shows both folders on D:\ and E:\ as being indexed (when clicking on "Modify"). In the "Index these locations" view, no location from E:\ is actually listed
    • The search mode is set to "Classic"

    What is going on here? Why is the Indexer diagnostics tool confusing D:\ and E:\? Why are locations from E:\ not appearing in the list of locations to index? Is there any way to add a drive to the search roots/let the indexer recreate them entirely?

    Please let me know if any additional information is required
     
    IMathe172I, Sep 16, 2020
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  4. Search indexer forgets files on my second (internal) drive

    Search Not Indexing Optical Drive

    Hi,

    There could be a possibility of a corruption in search and indexing. It's also possible that the indexing was not completed yet that's why it's not showing the missing files. To isolate your concern, we'd like to ask the following:

    • When you mentioned D Drive, are you pertaining to a partition or a separate external drive?
    • Were you able to check if indexing was already completed?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you run the Search and Indexing troubleshooter and check if it helps to sort out the issue. Go to Control Panel. In the search box, type
    troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Click
    View all, and then select Search and Indexing. Follow the onscreen instructions to run the troubleshooter.


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    Eileen Gal, Sep 16, 2020
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