Windows 10: Windows search partially working

Discus and support Windows search partially working in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I've got an interesting situation, I have a windows server with multiple drives and multiple file shares, about once a week windows search stops... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by avismile10, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. Windows search partially working

    I've got an interesting situation, I have a windows server with multiple drives and multiple file shares, about once a week windows search stops working on just one drive (CWindows search partially working :) searching anything on that drive returns white unclickable icons and wrong metadata (like file type). When searching over SMB the results are the same, but when searching from the root of the server (eg \\server instead of \\server\data) I do get back normal results. A restart of the Windows search service resolves the issue, but I cannot figure out what is causing this issue.

    avismile10, Jun 4, 2021

  2. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region

    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
    hurricane51, Jun 4, 2021
  3. enso Win User
    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.

    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
    enso, Jun 4, 2021
  4. Windows search partially working

    Search service not working (windows 10 pro)

    Hi Nigel,

    Thank you for being a part of Windows 10.

    I appreciate you for providing details about the issue and we are happy to help you.

    Try the following methods and check if it helps:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to run the search and indexing troubleshooter.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Right click on the Start button and click on
      Control Panel.

    • Click on the Indexing Options.

    • Click on the Troubleshoot search and indexing.
    If the issue persists then follow the below method.

    Method 2:

    I suggest you to start the Windows Search Service.

    Follow the below steps:

      • Press Windows key + R from the Keyboard.

      • Type services.msc and hit Enter.

      • Search for Windows Search.

      • Double click on Windows Search and click on
        Start button.

      • Click on the dropdown list and set the Startup type to
    If the issue persists then follow the below method.

    Method 3:

    I suggest you to manually select the location in the Indexing options and check.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Right click on the Start button and select
      Control Panel.

    • Click on Indexing Options and click on
      Modify button.

    • Under Change selected locations check mark all the locations.

    • Click on Ok and check if it works.
    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
    Harshavardhan Rathod, Jun 4, 2021

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