Windows 10: Windows 10 Search Index failing to keep up-to-date

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  1. Windows 10 Search Index failing to keep up-to-date


    I am using Widows Search to query the contents of a large collection of pdf documents. Normally, when new pdf files ware added to the collection, these are immediately and automatically indexed, and promptly appear in the search results.

    However, after sucessfully re-installing Windows 10 following a SSD failure, I find that the Index is no longer being kept up to date when new files are added. In other words, the initial Indexing process completes sucessfully, but does not respond to the addition of newly-saved pdfs. The only way to include them seems to involve a complete rebuild of the Index, which in my case, takes around 48hrs, which is impractical. I have checked that the added files have the same attribute set as those involved in the initial indexing process.

    Is there any way to force the indexing process to resume, if it stops after the initial indexing? Ideally of course I would like to have the Index constantly responding to new file additions, which is how it behaved prior to reinstalling Windows 10.

    I should add that having reinstalled Windows (Version 1909) I rolled back to Version 1903 in order to recover the superior search query functionality of the earlier version.

    Any suggestions suggestions as to how to proceed would be appreciated

    :)
     
    Graham1705, Oct 6, 2020
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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, Oct 6, 2020
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  3. Arun B J Win User
    Windows 10 Windows Search / Indexing Stops Completing

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps

    • Press Windows key + R.
    • Type Services.msc In the search box.
    • Select Windows Search
    • Restart the services and set the service as Automatic
    If the issue persist try performing Rebuilding Index again.

    To rebuild the index follow the steps below:

    • Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
    • Open Indexing Options in the Control Panel.
    • Select the Advanced button in the Indexing Options window.
    • Select Rebuild in the Troubleshooting section of the Advanced Options window.
    • Select OK when it asks if you’re sure you want to re-build the search index.


    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
     
    Arun B J, Oct 6, 2020
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  4. Arul_D Win User

    Windows 10 Search Index failing to keep up-to-date

    Windows 10 search not indexing Outlook 2013, no search results

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in using Windows 10.

    Let's diagnose the issue by referring to the following suggestion and check if that helps you.

    First of all, I would suggest you to check if the
    Windows Search
    Service is running in Automatic mode under the list of Windows services. You can follow the steps to check and start the
    Windows Search again:

    • Press Windows+R keys to open Run. Type “servces.msc” without quotes and hit
      Enter.
    • From the list of services, locate the Windows Search Support Service
      and Windows Search Service.
    • Right click on the Windows Search Service
      and then click on Properties.
    • Check if the service is running. If not, start the service and change the
      Startup type to Automatic.
    • Follow the same steps to start the Bluetooth service
      and change the startup type to Automatic.
    You can also try the following suggestion.

    Run the Search and Indexing troubleshooter. Follow the steps mentioned below.

    • Press “Windows key + W”.
    • Type “Troubleshooting” without quotes in the Search box and hit enter.
    • Select “View all” option from the left panel.
    • Select “Search and Indexing”.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.
    Hope this information helps you. Please do let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Arul_D, Oct 6, 2020
    #4
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