Windows 10 Nothing Found When Searching

Written by Allen White on. Posted in Windows 10

This appears to be quite a common problem with Windows 10 on release. When you go to the search option on the task bar and enter the application of file you want to find then it does not list the application you want to open, even though you know the application is installed.

This is down to the search index being corrupt in Windows 10, luckily we can rebuild the search index with a few clicks.

How to Rebuild Windows 10 Search Index

To rebuild the Windows 10 Search index the do the following as seen below:

  1. Select Windows Key and “X”.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select Indexing Options.
  4. Select Advanced Options.
  5. Select rebuild index.

This may take a short while so be patient.

Windows 10 rebuild search index guideOnce done you will find that when you search for files and applications they are then listed in the search box in Windows 10

Allen White
Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

ITPS provides strategic IT consultancy, implementation, data centre provision and unified communications, as well as support services and workspace and disaster recovery. If you require a consultation then please contact me via the contacts section or direct on 07931222991, add me on linkedin.

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