Issue with Win11 Searching


SM03

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I am not getting instant search results for my files & folders even after turning on indexing to enhanced mode
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RuN this command in CMD admin & got this
Code:
sc config "wsearch" start=delayed-auto && sc start "search"
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Also, when I click on this, the windows settings app is closing /crashes automatically,

search.png
how to fix all this so that I can type & get any of my files & folders store in my local D drive instantly like Windows 10?
 
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Windows 11 22000.593 Pro

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What happens if you attempt to run the Indexer troubleshooter? Does it crash as well?
If yes, I would start by opening a command prompt as administrator and running sfc /scannow
When System File Checker completes make note if it found and fixed anything. If it found problems it could not fix,
also from command prompt type dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Hopefully that will get search indexer to working again. If it doesn't, the only other thing I can suggest is to do a repair install

 

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Not a fix like Glasskuter suggested but I had trouble in the early days and now use "Everything" I think it is a far better search tool, justa right click on the desktop, maybe worth a look
 

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SM03

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What happens if you attempt to run the Indexer troubleshooter? Does it crash as well?
If yes, I would start by opening a command prompt as administrator and running sfc /scannow
When System File Checker completes make note if it found and fixed anything. If it found problems it could not fix,
also from command prompt type dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Hopefully that will get search indexer to working again. If it doesn't, the only other thing I can suggest is to do a repair install

tried the troubleshooter, that didn't fix the issue
 

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SM03

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Not a fix like Glasskuter suggested but I had trouble in the early days and now use "Everything" I think it is a far better search tool, justa right click on the desktop, maybe worth a look
just tried, its working fine but am more inclined to use the search from start feature in Windows, works perfectly in Win10, not sure what is breaking the indexing option or what, maybe someone can share some reg tweaks to check on
 

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    Intel DH67BL
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    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz Dual Channel 8GBx2=16GB
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Have you rebuild indexing, you can also try the batch script i have attached to Reset Windows Search in Windows 11.
 

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SM03

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Have you rebuild indexing, you can also try the batch script i have attached to Reset Windows Search in Windows 11.
I used your batch file, still, the issue persisted.
 

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    Corsair Vengence LPX DDR4 3200Mhz Dual Channel 16GBx2=32 GB
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    Motherboard Realtek ALC Codec
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SM03

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Not a fix like Glasskuter suggested but I had trouble in the early days and now use "Everything" I think it is a far better search tool, justa right click on the desktop, maybe worth a look
that's a nice alternative although the UI is dated, do you or anyone know any other better alternatives? with modern dark theme UI?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Retail Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Assembled Intel 2nd Gen (Sandy Bridge) based Desktop PC
    CPU
    i5-2500K 2nd Gen
    Motherboard
    Intel DH67BL
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz Dual Channel 8GBx2=16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD 3000
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek ALC Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 24 Inch LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080 FHD @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: WD Green 120GB SATA
    2. HDD: WD BLUE 1TB 7200 RPM
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme 600W
    Case
    Gigabyte C200
    Cooling
    5 Arctic Chassis Fans (120mm+240mm)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
    Mouse
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
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    60Mbps Fiber Broadband
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    Chrome+Firefox (Latest always)
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  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Build
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Assembled Intel latest Alder Lake (12th Gen) based Desktop PC
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen i5-12400
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING B660M Plus WiFi D4
    Memory
    Corsair Vengence LPX DDR4 3200Mhz Dual Channel 16GBx2=32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X OC Edition
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek ALC Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony 32" LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080 FHD @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: Samsung M.2 NVME 950 500GB
    2. HDD: Seagate 2TB + 4TB 5400 RPM drives
    PSU
    Cooler Master MWE V2 650W Gold Fully Modular
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox MB540 ARGB
    Cooling
    5 Arctic Chassis Fans (120mm+240mm)+AIO
    Mouse
    Logitech M235 Wireless Mouse
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    Logitech Wireless Keyboard
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    60 Mbps Optical Fiber Broadband
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SM03

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UPDATE:
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Now after updating to the latest version 22000.652 today via LCU KB5012643, the search indexing options is fixed, i.e. if I click on that option now, it won't crash, & showing the relevant pop-up window. So I believe something was broken during the time of modding the ISO as I've tested this with several systems for the last one month & more, same result everywhere from the very first boot after clean installation. So the issue is not any system-specific isolated issue.

More on that, the search issue is also resolved now,

Today, after the LCU KB5012643 was successfully installed & the system updated from 22000.613 to 22000.652, I checked the advance indexing option & noticed unlike earlier, that doesn't crash /automatically close the windows settings window & inside the advance indexing option, my two HDD drives ain't listed/showing over there, so I manually modified & added/allocated those drives
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after that, now everything seems to be ok i.e. local files are showing in search from the START.

Is this behaviour normal? AFAIK, if the user selects the enhanced search option in the find my file section (2nd screenshot), then all the local drives should be automatically checked & selected under the indexing option.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Retail Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Assembled Intel 2nd Gen (Sandy Bridge) based Desktop PC
    CPU
    i5-2500K 2nd Gen
    Motherboard
    Intel DH67BL
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz Dual Channel 8GBx2=16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD 3000
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek ALC Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 24 Inch LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080 FHD @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: WD Green 120GB SATA
    2. HDD: WD BLUE 1TB 7200 RPM
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme 600W
    Case
    Gigabyte C200
    Cooling
    5 Arctic Chassis Fans (120mm+240mm)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
    Mouse
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
    Internet Speed
    60Mbps Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Chrome+Firefox (Latest always)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest always)
    Other Info
    Old Desktop
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Assembled Intel latest Alder Lake (12th Gen) based Desktop PC
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen i5-12400
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING B660M Plus WiFi D4
    Memory
    Corsair Vengence LPX DDR4 3200Mhz Dual Channel 16GBx2=32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X OC Edition
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek ALC Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony 32" LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080 FHD @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: Samsung M.2 NVME 950 500GB
    2. HDD: Seagate 2TB + 4TB 5400 RPM drives
    PSU
    Cooler Master MWE V2 650W Gold Fully Modular
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox MB540 ARGB
    Cooling
    5 Arctic Chassis Fans (120mm+240mm)+AIO
    Mouse
    Logitech M235 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps Optical Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Google+Firefox (Latest)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest)
    Other Info
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