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Windows Indexing

  • We use Windows Indexing for finding files
  • Click on Start menu and type index. Select Indexing Options from the list that appears.
  • That will open the Indexing Options window. Click on Advanced and enter the administrator password if prompted to do so.
  • In the Advanced Options dialog box, click the Index Settings tab, and then click Rebuild.
  • From Rebuild you can add/remove folders
  • Alternative to Windows Indexing: MASTERSeeker

How to Windows Indexing

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Search inside Files


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Microsoft Search Service does not Run

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Windows Index not running


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE|Microsoft\Windows Search\FileChangeClientConfigs so that if needed I could restore it. Then I restarted my PC.

Rename to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\FileChangeClientConfigsBAK

“task manager” services and to Wsearch and set it to automatic delayed and manually start it. It



Open Powershell as Admin

Run Restart-Service WSearch -Force


result:Restart-Service WSearch -Force
+ CategoryInfo : OpenError: (System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController:ServiceController) [Restart-Service]
, ServiceCommandException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : StartServiceFailed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RestartServiceCommand

Delete all data fromC:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Temp\



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