Windows 10: Since recent Update, Indexing is always off

Discus and support Since recent Update, Indexing is always off in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi. I had an Update a few days ago and since then, whenever I search for a file in Explorer, a message tells me my searches may be slow because... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by dortmunder, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Since recent Update, Indexing is always off


    Hi. I had an Update a few days ago and since then, whenever I search for a file in Explorer, a message tells me my searches may be slow because indexing is turned off - do you want to turn it on? I click to turn it on but the same message appears with subsequent searches. Does anyone know the cause/cure of this? Thank you. Winver 1909.

    :)
     
    dortmunder, Feb 17, 2021
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  2. Jan Del Win User

    Windows 10 indexing / search

    Hi Erik,

    System conflict is one of the possible reasons why the index built will not function properly. We suggest running the Search and Indexing troubleshooter by following these steps to resolve your issue:

    • Open Control Panel.
    • In the search box, type troubleshooting.
    • Click on Troubleshooting.
    • Click on View all.
    • Select Search and Indexing and select the proper scenario that you are experiencing on indexing and click
      Next for the troubleshooting to begin.
    Update us with the outcome so we can provide you further assistance.
     
    Jan Del, Feb 17, 2021
    #2
  3. David Haz Win User
    Unable to make changes in Indexing Options

    Hello,

    We suggest to run the Search and Indexing Troubleshooter and check if it helps with the indexing issue you are experiencing.

    Here's how you may run the Search and Indexing Troubleshooter:

    • Press the Windows key + X, and then click
      Control Panel
      .
    • Type Troubleshooting, and then click View all.
    • Click Search and Indexing.
    • Follow the steps provided by the troubleshooter.

    Tell us how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    David Haz, Feb 17, 2021
    #3
  4. Since recent Update, Indexing is always off

    Indexing is not working

    Hi Doc,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    This issue may occur due to corrupt Windows search files or settings. I suggest you to follow the below method and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I would suggest you to run search and indexing troubleshooter
    and check. Please follow these steps:


    • Type troubleshooting in the search box on taskbar.

    • Click troubleshooting in the search results.

    • Click "View all" and then click "Search and Indexing".

    • Click "Next" and follow on-screen instructions.

    Method 2: Check if Indexing and Windows Search services are enabled. If not, enable them, if they are already enabled, then disable Windows Search Service and then enable again and restart.


    • Press Windows key + R.

    • Type services in the run box, go to the Windows search services and restart them.
    Hope it helps.
     
    SujataMoktan, Feb 17, 2021
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