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Is there someway to get windows indexing to work correctly all the time?


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Of all the issues I consistently have with windows, the indexing feature seems to always falter the most. Anywhere from not finding a file next to another, to it completely stop working one day with no apparent reason why with no settings changed in it. Hell, even at times if I am typing into it, it will literally stop accepting input and cease to work. Any suggestions? I am in LTSC 2021 IOT. 

 

Is there maybe some 3rd party program that does better? Or is there a way to have indexing work properly? I keep setting it to enhanced, giving it all the time to build index, with nothing lmportant left out of indexing, and it usually works fine, but I dont know. Maybe it was a latest update, but I have found it to not work well even if updates where not an issue.

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I've never found Windows Search to be especially reliable...

 

I use Directory Opus as an alternate file manager / File Explorer replacement, and it has its own file search function that doesn't seem to rely on Windows indexing.

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On 1/22/2024 at 7:07 AM, Aaron44126 said:

I've never found Windows Search to be especially reliable...

 

I use Directory Opus as an alternate file manager / File Explorer replacement, and it has its own file search function that doesn't seem to rely on Windows indexing.

Alright thanks. For me it just seems to random not work at all, or switches to classic instead of enhanced, so I am not sure what to do. It usually works fine otherwise, though I think it might also be latest updates. And this is on LTSC of all operating systems... this said, is there perhaps some way to get indexing to work right?

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