Windows 10: Search indexing is indexing my D: drive instead of C:

Discus and support Search indexing is indexing my D: drive instead of C: in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; dual boot system 10 on C:, 7 on D: Search indexing insists on indexing drive D: instead of C: No matter how many times I uncheck indexing locations on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by drumtrucker, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Search indexing is indexing my D: drive instead of C:

    dual boot system 10 on C:, 7 on D:
    Search indexing insists on indexing drive D: instead of C: No matter how many times I uncheck indexing locations on D: and choose proper locations on C:, when indexing starts to rebuild it reverts back to D: I though I had solved by temporarily turning of driver letter D:.

    The indexing then happened on C: and things seemed good, so I turned D: drive letter back on and now the problem is back.

    drumtrucker, Sep 26, 2015
  2. Cpt John Win User

    Windows 10 Indexing problems with two drives

    File explorer search results only result with files from my D: drive even though I am searching in my C: drive. I have tried looking for things in the C: drive that should be trivial for the search to find and I have also tried rebuilding the index for my
    system. However, rebuilding the index still results in the same problem of only indexing my D: drive. I have tried to exclude the D: drive from the index list, but it then seems to uncheck the C: drive as well even though I have not unchecked this. Attempting
    to recheck the C: drive results in both the C: and D: drive being checked in the list and only the problem persists. Indexing seems to not be able to recognize that there exists two drives and instead assumes that only the D: drive exists for indexing.

    Trying other solutions like restarting cortana or the searchui.exe have not worked and I believe the problem is with Indexing itself. Is there anything I can do short of removing the D: drive physically from the computer?
    Cpt John, Sep 26, 2015
  3. Windows 10 - Start Search only returns results from C: drive

    When searching from the start menu only files from the C: drive are returned.

    I have 2 hard drives, C: (SSD) and D: (HDD) and folders on both drives are included in the search index.

    Adding additional folders on the D: drive increases the number of indexed files.

    I have attempted to rebuild the index multiple times but this has not solved the issue.

    I have also performed "src /scannow" with no errors.

    If I search for a file I know exists in an indexed folder in the D: drive no results are returned.

    If I move that file to the C: drive then it will be found.

    Is this expected behavior or are there any steps that can be taken to make search include results from all drives?

    This is on a fresh windows 10 install.
    Eoghanenigma, Sep 26, 2015

Search indexing is indexing my D: drive instead of C:

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