Windows 10: Win10 Explorer search has that slow green bar

Discus and support Win10 Explorer search has that slow green bar in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I use the WindowsKey-E to bring up File Explorer (FE). I want to search for something in indexed locations. FE comes up with "This PC" in the "where to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by prairie, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. prairie Win User

    Win10 Explorer search has that slow green bar


    I use the WindowsKey-E to bring up File Explorer (FE). I want to search for something in indexed locations. FE comes up with "This PC" in the "where to search" bar. That's fine... that's what I want. When I type something in, I get the slow green bar coming across. I don't know what it is searching .... all I want is an index search. By the way, the same thing happens on my Win10 laptop. Is there some way to get instantaneous results?
    I can use the search at the lower left of the windows desktop. It is quick, but I get an abbreviated list. I have gone so far as to buy Lookeen search ... and it works pretty well. But doggone it, I ought to be able to get Windows to cough up its index results quickly and comprehensively. Thanks, Dave

    :)
     
    prairie, Jan 20, 2017
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    My laptop updated February 10 and has completely broken the file associations. Not only that but the File Explorer does not show any icons and the dreaded green bar on file explorer is so slow that it takes few minutes to complete.

    The workarounds of going to Default Apps is not fixing the problem of green bar very slow.

    I need the Microsoft Technical Support teams to escalate this issue to L3 to look because although it is happening in-consistently IT IS breaking things.

    Also, anyone please let me know how to revert the entire patch or I am reverting the entire Windows 10 update to Windows 8.1 since I have the option of doing that.

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    AmitOnMission, Jan 20, 2017
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  3. Hard screen alignment

    I also couldn't see the Windows folder...I went to the 'Folder and Search Options' (on the pc's explorer window) and removed the check box from 'Hide protected operatiung system files...', and I can see it now (but trying to open it results is a very slow
    green progress bar in the address window (using Win7)).
     
    Steve76063, Jan 20, 2017
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  4. smirk24 Win User

    Win10 Explorer search has that slow green bar

    Can post a picture of the issue?
     
    smirk24, Jan 21, 2017
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  5. Bree New Member
    @prairie, Welcome to TenForums!

    There are two places where you can change File Explorer's search options, too many options turned on may be slowing the search and causing the slow progress of the green progress bar. The first is covered in this Tutorial.


    Win10 Explorer search has that slow green bar [​IMG]


    File Explorer Options - Open in Windows 10

    The second is the 'Advanced options' on the 'Search' ribbon, click in File Explorer's 'Search this PC' box to show this ribbon.


    Win10 Explorer search has that slow green bar [​IMG]
     
  6. dalchina New Member
    How fast you get your results from Windows search depends on the scope of your search, and on how much of that scope is specified to be indexed (see Indexing Options in the Control Panel) and how much of that has actually been indexed when you search.

    It also depends on whether what your searching has content indexing enabled (that includes text files and meta data- tags) and whether that's already been indexed or not.

    If you open a particular folder with file explorer, then search, you will search within that folder.
    a. If the folder has not been indexed, but is small, the green bar will progress relatively quickly.
    b. If it has been indexed, fast.

    I've not attempted comparisons for speed of non-indexed search if you use additional restrictive parameters e.g. size, date...
    Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)

    For REALLY quick results across ALL your disks/partitions as in 'find as you type', use one of these free tools:
    Ultrasearch (maintained, optional further search for file content)
    Locate 32 (older, good GUI options, optional further search for file content) - my preference
    Everything (no optional further search for file content, need to use a beta to get further GUI options, adds a service) - best known and used by many here.

    One big advantage is these support GUI options to specify your search, whereas doing the same in Windows search requires convoluted syntax. (See link).
     
    dalchina, Jan 21, 2017
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  7. prairie Win User
    Thanks for all the replies. I don't see anything in my settings that should be changed. So in looking at the alternative products suggested, I think "Everything" fits the bill. So thanks for the suggestions and help. Regards, Dave
     
    prairie, Apr 4, 2018
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