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  1. Windows search box does not show indexed files - file explorer does


    What the title says. I've checked the 'index properties and file contents' box in the advanced options for indexing. I have rebuilt my index at least 2 times. I thought that my indexing was not working - but it does. I know this because I can search for file contents through the file explorer and things would show up, but files do not show up when searching through the Start bar search. Is this normal behaviour?

    :)
     
    LurkedLurkingLurker, Oct 18, 2021
    #1

  2. Index search in File Explorer

    Hello,

    I suggest you to try the below step to see if it resolves the issue.



    If the index can't find a file that you know exists in an indexed location, you might need to rebuild the index. Rebuilding the index can take several hours, and searches might be incomplete until the index is fully rebuilt.

    1. Open Indexing Options by clicking the
    Start button
    and then clicking Control Panel. In the
    search box
    , type indexing options, and then click
    Indexing Options
    .

    2. Click Advanced. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    3. In the Advanced Options dialog box, click the
    Index Settings tab
    , and then click Rebuild. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Reference:

    Windows help & learning - Microsoft Support.

    Windows help & learning - Microsoft Support.

    Hope this helps to resolve the issue. Please revert for any clarification on this or any Windows issue. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Oct 18, 2021
    #2
  3. Xi Zhuang Win User
    File explorer search box history dispears after click Quick access

    Windows 10 version 20h2

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Open file explorer

    2. type something in search box

    3. clear search box

    4. click search box again, you will see a drop down list showing recent search history

    5. click the Quick access which is located at the top of file explorer Navigation pane

    6. click search box again, it does not show the history list anymore

    I have to close file explorer and open it again to get the search history back.
     
    Xi Zhuang, Oct 18, 2021
    #3
  4. Arul_D Win User

    Windows search box does not show indexed files - file explorer does

    File Explorer - Search box

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am sorry to know that you are facing issues with Windows 10.

    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.

    I would suggest you to try the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1:

    Go to Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click
    Troubleshooting. Click View all, and then click
    Search and Indexing.

    Method 2:

    I would suggest you to reset the Windows explorer. Please follow the steps:

    1. Press
    Ctrl + Shift + Esc and locate for Windows Explorer.

    2. Right click on the
    Windows Explorer and click on End task.

    3. On top of the Task Manager click on
    File and click on Run new task.

    4. Type
    explorer.exe inside the box and hit Enter.

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Arul_D, Oct 18, 2021
    #4
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