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Windows 7: Indexing Locations Grayed Out

07 Aug 2013   #1
lkurrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Indexing Locations Grayed Out

Indexing Locations are grayed out. How can I fix this?




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07 Aug 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kurt,

This usually happens when the Windows Search service has been disabled. You could use step 5 in Option One of the tutorial below to enable it again.

Index - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Aug 2013   #3
lkurrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It did not help
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09 Aug 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you both enable and start the "Windows Search" service?
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09 Aug 2013   #5
lkurrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes. And I even go through windows registry. Still not working.
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09 Aug 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you could try doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated when you know the index worked to avoid more drastic measures.

Depending on what you need the index for, you might consider doing non-indexed searches. They may be a bit slower, but they will always be accurate.
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