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Windows Index Not Rebuilding RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am supporting a customer that has been having the following issue ever since getting a new laptop even though her old one was also Windows 7. She wants to always be able to use the search box at the top of the Windows Explorer, but her search results do not include recent documents. For example, she will modify a document, search for it 20 minutes later, but it will not be in the search results even though it is visible within her Documents Folder. I have tried many solutions to this, including rebuilding the index, ensuring SYSTEM file permissions exist, and most recently doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7. Any ideas for a solution would be great since this has been an issue for a few months now.
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You should use the search box in start menu, rebuild the index and start menu will show the all relevant file or program included in index. As I know the search box on right top of Windows explorer only show the file in current directory. If you start searching from “This computer”, it takes long time to search and won’t show the contents under Users folder.

    Regards,

    D. Wu


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    Sunday, August 2, 2015 1:50 AM
  • You/she needs to include all areas in search.  By default it only searches a select (and narrow) cross section of folders.  Of course that change is made in control panel indexing.

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Sunday, August 2, 2015 1:58 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You should use the search box in start menu, rebuild the index and start menu will show the all relevant file or program included in index. As I know the search box on right top of Windows explorer only show the file in current directory. If you start searching from “This computer”, it takes long time to search and won’t show the contents under Users folder.

    Regards,

    D. Wu


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Sunday, August 2, 2015 1:50 AM
  • You/she needs to include all areas in search.  By default it only searches a select (and narrow) cross section of folders.  Of course that change is made in control panel indexing.

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Sunday, August 2, 2015 1:58 AM