Windows 10: Windows 10 Search not indexing settings app and control panel

Discus and support Windows 10 Search not indexing settings app and control panel in Cortana to solve the problem; I am running Windows 10 Pro 1809 on a Dell XPS 15 For some reason, search does not show any results from the settings app or the control panel. I... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by AramAkhavan, May 19, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Search not indexing settings app and control panel


    I am running Windows 10 Pro 1809 on a Dell XPS 15


    For some reason, search does not show any results from the settings app or the control panel. I have tried rebuilding the index, checking for the index in


    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\

    (which no longer seems to apply in modern Win10 builds)


    I also followed all of the instructions in:

    https://superuser.com/questions/958279/windows-10-settings-not-indexed/1127947#1127947


    as well as restarting, re-enabling cortana. Nothing works.


    What else can I do to debug/fix this issue?

    :)
     
    AramAkhavan, May 19, 2019
    #1
  2. 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, May 19, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows 10 Search not indexing settings app and control panel

    I tried copy-pasting the folder from another Windows 10 computer that didn't have this problem. Within a couple of minutes, the search indexer picks up the folder and the settings appear.


    Windows 10 Search not indexing settings app and control panel ad504b07-d5e0-4b29-a8df-1349c39556a0.png


    Links to pages in the "modern" control panel don't work. Links to pages in the old-style control panel do (for example, I can search and click "Indexing Options" and it opens just fine. The problem has to do with why Windows isn't creating
    the "Indexed/" folder.

    If anyone knows anything about this, I'd appreciate the help!
     
    jeremy5561, May 19, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows 10 Search not indexing settings app and control panel

    Windows 10 Search not indexing settings app and control panel

    Hi Jeremy,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    I see that you are not able to create indexed folder,

    I suggest you to login to administrator account before trying these methods.

    Please follow the below methods and check if it helps,

    Method 1:

    1. Press Windows + R for Run and type
    Control for Control panel then Enter.

    2. Select Indexing Options

    3. Click Modify

    4. To add or remove a location, select or clear its check box in the
    Change selected locations list, and then click OK.

    5. If you don't see all locations on your computer in the list, click
    Show all locations. (If all locations are listed, Show all locations won't be available.).
    If you want to include a folder but not all of its subfolders, click the folder, and then clear the check box next to any subfolder that you don't want to index. These folders will appear in the Exclude column of the
    Summary of selected locations list.

    Method 2: To show files from an indexed folder showing up in search results

    It might be because of the security settings for that folder. For a folder and its content to be indexed, it must be configured with the System permission. Most folders already have this, but there are some cases where a folder
    might be missing the System permission.It might be because of the security settings for that folder. For a folder and its content to be indexed, it must be configured with the
    System permission. Most folders already have this, but there are some cases where a folder might be missing the
    System permission.

    It might be because of the security settings for that folder. For a folder and its content to be indexed, it must be configured with the
    System permission. Most folders already have this, but there are some cases where a folder might be missing the
    System permission.

    To add the System permission to a folder

    • Right-click the folder, click Properties, and then click the
      Security tab.
    • If you don't see System listed under Group or user names, click
      Edit.
    • Click Add, type System in the box that appears, and then click
      Check Names.
    • Under Matching names, click System, and then click
      OK until all of the open dialog boxes you've opened are closed.


    You'll need to rebuild the index once you've made this change. To learn about rebuilding the index, see Change advanced indexing options from the link below,

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/change-advanced-indexing-options

    (Steps also applies to Windows 10)You'll need to rebuild the index once you've made this change. To learn about rebuilding the index, see

    Change advanced indexing options
    .You'll need to rebuild the index once you've made this change. To learn about rebuilding the index, see

    Change advanced indexing options
    .

    Reply us if you have any further queries we will be glad to assist you.
     
    Anup Karkal, May 19, 2019
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