Windows 10: Windows Search (Cortana) not working properly with Start Menu

Discus and support Windows Search (Cortana) not working properly with Start Menu in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello fellow Windows 10 users! I've upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro. Everything is fine and Windows are working very smooth and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MKlegoman357, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Windows Search (Cortana) not working properly with Start Menu


    Hello fellow Windows 10 users! I've upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro. Everything is fine and Windows are working very smooth and nice. But there is one thing that really bothers me: Windows Search (including Cortana) does not find links to programs inside the Start Menu.

    Now before you ask, I have re-built the Windows Indexer. Several times. I've also checked to see that .lnk files are being indexed. The Start Menu Folders (inside the c:\\Program Data\ and c:\\users\[username]\App Data\) are both being selected as index locations. Actually, the search is able to find folders inside the Start Menu files, but not the files themselves.

    It is really bothering me, as I've been using this search feature in Windows 7 quite a lot to quickly launch any program I want.

    Thank you in advance.

    :)
     
    MKlegoman357, Aug 19, 2015
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  2. My start menu icons aren't showing up properly!

    I have same problem, the start menu is not working. when you click it , nothing happened. Microsoft edge and store icon are missing on the taskbar.
     
    start menu not working, Aug 19, 2015
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  3. Tirthanu Win User
    Windows Search completely broken.

    Hi Anil,

    It seems you've not read my post properly.

    I have no issues with either start menu or Cortana. It's the Windows search that does not work.
     
    Tirthanu, Aug 19, 2015
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  4. Windows Search (Cortana) not working properly with Start Menu

    Here's some video proof of what's happening and what's not.

    Copy.com
     
    MKlegoman357, Aug 19, 2015
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  5. Don't know about any 'bump'ing policy, but it seems my post is sinking down quite fast.
     
    MKlegoman357, Aug 19, 2015
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  6. Same here. Annoying.
     
    jonathanljs, Aug 22, 2015
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  7. And I thought that I'm the only one having this issue. I'll try to keep this thread updated with any info I can gather.
     
    MKlegoman357, Apr 4, 2018
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