Windows 10 Search doesn't work

Discus and support Windows 10 Search doesn't work in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi there The Search doesn't work properly whether done via Brink's method (using the Charms and getting the search bar up) or searching using the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jimbo45, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Windows 10 Search doesn't work


    Hi there

    The Search doesn't work properly whether done via Brink's method (using the Charms and getting the search bar up) or searching using the menu search.

    (You can use file explorer but if I just want to find a file I shouldn't have to use that given there IS a separate search facility in the system).

    As an example I'm looking for the folder Forbidden Planet (actually a very sensible GOOD science fiction movie from 1956 loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" -- A classic in its day. A Must see for any Sci Fi lover -- much better and more intelligent than the drivel turned out today !!!!).

    Forbidden Planet - Wikipedia


    The search can't find it. !!!


    Windows 10 Search doesn't work [​IMG]


    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Nov 11, 2014
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  2. Greg Carmack - Windows MVP Win User

    Search Windows doesn't work

    Type Indexing in Start search, open Indexing Options. Click on Modify, then Show all Drives, expand each to make sure all locations you want are selected, and those you don't are not. You will want at least your C:\Users folders and Start Menu. Some also
    want their Program Files. Save these and exit.

    If this doesn't help within a few days after the new locations are added to the Index, return to Indexing Options and choose Advanced settings. Click on Rebuild Index. This may take a few days working in the background.

    I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I'll keep working with you until this is resolved.
     
    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP, Nov 11, 2014
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  3. tocy80 Win User
    Search Windows doesn't work

    I have already tried this but still nothing.


    Windows 10 Search doesn't work [​IMG]
     
    tocy80, Nov 11, 2014
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  4. Kari Win User

    Windows 10 Search doesn't work

    Working just fine for me Jimbo.

    You can use Charms Search for searching local computer's files and folders.

    Here I search for Amersfoort , trying to find a file either a Word docx or a PDF with that name I have made. Both found:

    Windows 10 Search doesn't work [​IMG]


    And here searching for Documents, search finds both my Documents folder and Documents library:

    Windows 10 Search doesn't work [​IMG]
     
  5. Superfly Win User
    Interesting... is any documentation regarding the search logic?

    Seems first word -> if "everywhere" selected -> local disc, Bing etc -> if no result check second word -> same loop etc ...?
     
    Superfly, Nov 11, 2014
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  6. usasma Win User
    Can you search any of the other movies in that folder?
    What happens then?

    Is the indexer turned on?
    In my copy of 10, it only indexes a few locations (one of which is the Users folder - so that includes most users' stuff)
    Have you checked in Indexing Options to be sure that that location is included?
     
    usasma, Apr 4, 2018
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