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I have a problem with Windows 10 Search Indexing RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am experiencing a problem with Search Indexing in Windows 10.0.10240.

    When I go into Control Panel's Search Indexing screen, and click the Modify button which brings up the 'Indexed Locations' window and then check, from the upper list, 'Windows 10 (C:)', which is active OS drive and the one that I want to index, 'Windows 7 (D:) appears in the bottom list, instead of 'Windows 10 (C:)'  I have tried this several times and this is always what happens.

    I think that this may be a partition identity issue, and that the windows 7 (D:) partition may have the same identity as the windows 10 (C:) partition.  This may be due to the fact that I cloned the windows 7 partition to the windows 10 partition so that I could do an in place upgrade to windows 10.  I used Clonezilla.

    The reason I suspect that this might be the case is because when I was looking through the event log, I encountered an event that indicated that a partition was found that had the same id as another partition.

    Is there some way that I can check this and, then, if it turns out that this is the case, is there a way I can change the duplicate id to another value to fix this problem?

    Otherwise, does anyone know what else may be causing this problem?

    Thanks in advance for any light you may shed on this issue.


    Charles S. Cotton

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 9:23 PM

Answers

  • I am closing this post because. after there are some responses, even though they don't provide a solution, the thread appears stale and receives no new answers (except, perhaps, three years later).

    Charles S. Cotton

    • Marked as answer by Charles Cotton Sunday, September 13, 2015 9:41 PM
    Sunday, September 13, 2015 9:41 PM

All replies

  •  Run "Find and Fix problem with Windows Search" as Administrator.

    Run this command and check:
    1. Press Win + X keys on the keyboard and select Command Prompt(Admin)
    2. Type sfc /scannow
    3. After the SFC scan, Type or copy, paste the command in the command prompt DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and hit Enter.
    4. Restart the computer and check.


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:35 PM
  • Thank you for responding.

    I ran both of these commands as follows:

    C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
    -----------------------------------------------------------

    C:\Windows\system32>DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.10240.16384

    Image Version: 10.0.10240.16384

    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    The restore operation completed successfully.
    The operation completed successfully.

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    Unfortunately, this did not fix the indexing selection issue.

    I have four partitions on disk: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Preview (10.0.10532 which is very broken) and Windows 10.0.10240.

    If I select any of the first three, it works correctly.  But if I select the Windows 10.0.10240 partition, Windows 7 appears in the bottom list.

    What about my idea of a duplicate partition identity?


    Charles S. Cotton



    Thursday, September 10, 2015 2:44 AM
  • Hi,

    Did you mean you have multiple boot system on your computer?

    Generally, when you boot into one Operating System, other system partition would appears as data partition.

    Now, please boot into your Windows 10, open the disk management to check:

    1. Right click the start menu, select Disk Management.

    2. In there, check if all volume display correctly.

    If yes, in the Indexed Location window, click the Show all locations button at the bottom of the window.


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    Friday, September 11, 2015 8:41 AM
    Moderator
  • Your reply is not relevant to my issue.  I cannot select the Windows 10 C Drive!  That's the entirety of the problem.  When I check the Windows 10 (C:) checkbox in the upper list, Windows 7 (D:) appears in the bottom list.


    Charles S. Cotton

    Saturday, September 12, 2015 3:47 AM
  • I am closing this post because. after there are some responses, even though they don't provide a solution, the thread appears stale and receives no new answers (except, perhaps, three years later).

    Charles S. Cotton

    • Marked as answer by Charles Cotton Sunday, September 13, 2015 9:41 PM
    Sunday, September 13, 2015 9:41 PM
  • I have the same issue after cloning the existed HDD. I've tried evrything in this thread. But this didn't help. How can I fix my search?
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:42 PM
  • Charles,

    I have the same issue and probably for the same reason (cloning).

    Have you found a solution yet?

    Michael

    Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:57 PM
  • For a possible work around solution until you find a solution consider using third party software such as everything search or search everything.  https://www.voidtools.com/  It can be set to launch when needed or on boot.  It will index all drives (internal and external).  As you type a character it will instantaneously display results.  The more characters you enter the narrower the results.

    There are ways to reset search and indexing and I wonder whether this would have any impact on what your attempting to accomplish.  These are links to reset:  

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/17880-index-rebuild.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/58569-rebuild-search-index-windows-10-a.html

    Sunday, June 11, 2017 1:27 AM