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Win10 not recognizing programs installed on another drive when searching for it in start menu search.


Kassowen

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I am guessing its the latest updates as I have had this happen in the past months ago, but a new windows update fixed it, but now its back again. Is there some way around this bug? I reran the indexing multiple times last time to the highest settings for both drives and it would work, so any suggestions?

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I haven't run into this.  To start with, is your program shortcut present in either C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu (global) or C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu (user-specific)?  (To show on the Start Menu, a shortcut should show in one of these locations even if the actual program is installed on another drive.)  Does your program show in the full alphabetic list of programs on the Start Menu, and just not in search?  Are you on Windows 10 or Windows 11?

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