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Windows 10 Search Function Issue- "These results may be incomplete...". Any idea how to fix this?

Ended up just reinstalling Windows, issue has now gone.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've posted on Reddit but I've had no luck there, so I'm making my first ever post to the LTT forums after being a long time lurker hoping that somebody can help me sort this problem out!

 

 
 
I've also tried going to a restore point, my earliest one which was about a week old, and that didn't fix things. It's weird because yesterday morning it was working fine, then in the afternoon it wasn't. I didn't install anything new in that time so I'm just windering what is actually going on. 
 
Is there a fix out there? Because it’s beginning to get a bit annoying. Microsoft Support were also no help, they went through the tings I tried and then said that it would require their £95 premium support to which I was like, no. 
 
Thanks for reading, hope somebody out there can help me! If not I think I'll just do a fresh install because it's kinda bugging me.
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Something similar has happened to me, closing Cortana in task manager fixed it, sorry if it's already suggested in one of those links.


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Leave your computer overnight turned on (disable it form going to sleep), and idle.

You probably have a lot of files to index.

This was a problem since instant search came. The system would index on their newly installed system, but they can't find all their files, and people thought that the search engine was broken, while it simply didn't get to index the file, something Windows do only when the system is on, and idle for after a period of time. So now in Windows 10, it tells you that it is indexing.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Leave your computer overnight turned on (disable it form going to sleep), and idle.

You probably have a lot of files to index.

This was a problem since instant search came. The system would index on their newly installed system, but they can't find all their files, and people thought that the search engine was broken, while it simply didn't get to index the file, something Windows do only when the system is on, and idle for after a period of time. So now in Windows 10, it tells you that it is indexing.

I've rebuilt the index twice and it completes farily quickly, would it be okay to index my entire C drive (minus the parts it excludes by default, eg. program data, app data, windows)?

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I've indexed it twice and it completes farily quickly, would it be okay to index my entire C drive (minus the parts it excludes by default, eg. program data, app data, windows)?

It doesn't complete quickly (unless you have like no files). And Windows doesn't give you the status of it, except now, in Windows 10, you have that message.

The more files you put in the index, the more the search will suck and the more time it will take.

Are you searching for dll's files and system files on a regular basis? If so, sure include them. If not, like 99.99% of the population, and prefer to search for documents, files, and relevant thing you can run, then no. You should have only your Start Menu folder for your account, Start Menu folder for all accounts, your personal file directories. Outlook adds an entry for e-mails, if you have that, Windows also adds by default: IE history, and you have Offline files and Windows sticky notes. Up to you to keep them or not. If you dont' use them, then would be empty and you lose nothing.

Just remembered, I believe you can force the index to take place. In the search box, type: action, and select "View Recommended actions to keep Windows running smoothly". Then on the panel that opened, expand "maintenance", and click on "Start maintenance"

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Posted · Original PosterOP

It doesn't complete quickly (unless you have like no files). And Windows doesn't give you the status of it, except now, in Windows 10, you have that message.

The more files you put in the index, the more the search will suck and the more time it will take.

Are you searching for dll's files and system files on a regular basis? If so, sure include them. If not, like 99.99% of the population, and prefer to search for documents, files, and relevant thing you can run, then no. You should have only your Start Menu folder for your account, Start Menu folder for all accounts, your personal file directories. Outlook adds an entry for e-mails, if you have that, Windows also adds by default: IE history, and you have Offline files and Windows sticky notes. Up to you to keep them or not. If you dont' use them, then would be empty and you lose nothing.

Just remembered, I believe you can force the index to take place. In the search box, type: action, and select "View Recommended actions to keep Windows running smoothly". Then on the panel that opened, expand "maintenance", and click on "Start maintenance"

On the default repair thing, it would go through something like 5000 files and would say repair complete (or something to the liking) underneath the amount of files. I've got it running maintenance now though so I'll report back when it completes. Thanks for your help so far!

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