How to manually add a new location to be indexed (Registry or Powershell)


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Hello Everyone,

I have tons of files on different partitions that needs to be indexed but strangely when I go to " Indexing Options" then " Modify" then " Show all Locations" The only drive that is showing is the C:\ Drive

I have the latest Windows 11 Pro 22H2.

Basically,I' m looking for a workaround to manually add the D:\, H:\, E:\, etc drives to the indexed locations.
All the partitions are marked as active

Thanks for the help
 

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A question, are the drives Internally connected or are they External USB or eSATA drives or NAS drives?
 

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A question, are the drives Internally connected or are they External USB or eSATA drives or NAS drives?
Internally SATA, it works just fine with the old 21H2 but security wise I can't rollback
 

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If there is something wrong with Search Index, the usual procedure is to Delete and Rebuild the Search Index, although never tried the remedy for detecting nonindexed locations > "Indexing Options", "Advanced", "Rebuild".
 

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If there is something wrong with Search Index, the usual procedure is to Delete and Rebuild the Search Index, although never tried the remedy for detecting nonindexed locations > "Indexing Options", "Advanced", "Rebuild".
Already tried that, >.<
 

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What happens if you click on modify - and then click on 'Start menu' in the bottom box?
(For some reason I have the user folder missing and can't get it to show 🤷‍♂️)


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What happens if you click on modify - and then click on 'Start menu' in the bottom box?
(For some reason I have the user folder missing and can't get it to show 🤷‍♂️)


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It shouws every folder on the C:\ drive.
 

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The only drive that is showing is the C:\ Drive
Sorry, I can't reproduce the issue -

Navigating from Control Panel => Indexing Options => Modify I get the following result

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Drives C: => J: are partitions on my internal hard drive;
Drives V: => Z: are partitions on USB-connected external drives.
 

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Open file explorer -This PC and right click one of the drives, select properties and tick the box to 'Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties.'

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Irwiin,

Have you perhaps re-partitioned the disk since Indexing was first set up by Windows?
If so then rebuilding the search index from scratch [= reset & rebuild rather than just rebuild] might well sort the problem out for you.
Reset and Rebuild Search Index - ElevenForumTutorials
I mention this because I once had an oddly labelled entry like yours after I had repartitioned a disk [in Windows 7] and I found that rebuilding the index fixed it for me.
I appreciate that you seem to have tried this already but the tutorial does describe several methods for doing it & perhaps its Option 3 will work in your case.



Best of luck,
Denis
 

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Sorry, I can't reproduce the issue -

Navigating from Control Panel => Indexing Options => Modify I get the following result

View attachment 38511

Drives C: => J: are partitions on my internal hard drive;
Drives V: => Z: are partitions on USB-connected external drives.
Tried that too and clicked the "Show all locations" option
 

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Open file explorer -This PC and right click one of the drives, select properties and tick the box to 'Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties.'

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By default, this option is activated.
 

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