Windows 10: Vanishing Search Results

Discus and support Vanishing Search Results in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I have an old hard drive on a usb connection.As anyone knows, if you do a desktop/PC folder or a hard drive search, that little progress bar flies to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by JetGardner, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. Vanishing Search Results


    I have an old hard drive on a usb connection.As anyone knows, if you do a desktop/PC folder or a hard drive search, that little progress bar flies to the right at near supersonic speed, then takes an hour or more going that last 1/8th of an inch just to the right of the "X." After about the 8th item found knowing there's at least 20-25 more, I give up waiting and go do something else for a while, while it's "working on it."When I come back the results are nowhere to be found.How do I keep them from disappearing???

    :)
     
    JetGardner, Dec 8, 2021
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  2. Disable Web Search Results in Windows 10 Start Menu

    Hi Taira,

    Disabling web results in the search box depends on the version and build of your Windows 10. We suggest checking the Windows 10 version and build installed on your computer. To check the version and build, follow the steps below:

    • On Cortana search, type winver and press
      Enter
      .
    • A pop-up box will appear containing the version and build of your operating system.

    Meanwhile, you can try these steps on how to disable web results in the search box:

    • Click the search box in the taskbar.
    • Select the Notebook icon
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      in the left pane.
    • Click Settings from the list.
    • In the Settings page, turn off the Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more option.
    • Also, turn off the Search online and include web results option.

    If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out.
     
    Gerard Qui, Dec 8, 2021
    #2
  3. Anne Ros Win User
    Turn Off Web Search Results When Searching My Computer

    Hi,

    If you are pertaining to the Cortana search web results, you can disable it and improve local search results. Follow the steps below to disable web results:

    • Click the search bar.
    • Select the Notebook icon on the left pane of the search bar.
    • From the options, select Settings. (Note: On the later versions of Windows, the Settings button might be outside the Notebook icon.)
    • On the Settings, toggle the Cortana gives me suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more option to
      Off.
    • On the lower part, turn off the Search online and included web results option as well.

    See the image as reference to the above steps:


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    After doing the steps, try using search again and see if the web results will now disappear.

    Should you need further assistance, feel free to post your query anytime.
     
    Anne Ros, Dec 8, 2021
    #3
  4. Vanishing Search Results

    Search Results

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    Please do let us know where exactly are you searching for the photos.

    Are you searching on Windows search bar from desktop or Windows Explorer or Photo app?

    If you are searching on Photo app try the below,

    Step 1: I suggest you to run the
    Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.

    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter,
    troubleshoots problems that may prevent Windows Store Apps from working correctly.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Type troubleshooting in the search bar on the Taskbar.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Select View all on the top left corner.
    • Click on Windows Store Apps.
    • Select “Advance” and click on “Run as Administrator”.
    • Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

    If you are searching on Windows Explorer or Search box try the below,

    Step 2: Run Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.


    If you're having problems locating specific files, folders, or other items on your computer, try using the Search and Indexing troubleshooter to fix the problem. It makes sure that the Windows Search service is running, and checks
    to see whether you have the correct permissions to search all the directories on your computer.

    Follow the steps given below to run Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.

    • Type Troubleshooting in the
      Search box from the desktop.
    • Select the Troubleshooting option.
    • Select View All option and select the
      Search and Indexing.
    • Click on Next to perform the
      Search and Indexing troubleshooter and follow the steps.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of this issue, we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Dec 8, 2021
    #4
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