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Windows 7: Restart Indexing After TuneUP Utilities disabled it.

24 Feb 2011   #1
whitebloodcell

Windows 7
 
 
Restart Indexing After TuneUP Utilities disabled it.

Thought I would try the program TuneUp Utilities, foolishly I did not read closely what performance changes it was making. It disabled indexing, which to me is quite an important function of Windows. Immediately seeing what happened I reran the utility this time making sure to deselect all the options in the hope that it would re-enable them. I then rebuilt the index. Only the start menu appears to be indexed, rather than my entire computer as I had wanted.

Then went through services and made sure that anything the utility program had disabled was running and once again rebuilt the index. No change. Not sure what else to try now, how can I get things working again?


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24 Feb 2011   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whitebloodcell View Post
Thought I would try the program TuneUp Utilities, foolishly I did not read closely what performance changes it was making. It disabled indexing, which to me is quite an important function of Windows. Immediately seeing what happened I reran the utility this time making sure to deselect all the options in the hope that it would re-enable them. I then rebuilt the index. Only the start menu appears to be indexed, rather than my entire computer as I had wanted.

Then went through services and made sure that anything the utility program had disabled was running and once again rebuilt the index. No change. Not sure what else to try now, how can I get things working again?
Check your index settings to make sure that drives/folders you want indexed are selected...

Windows Search - Configure and Use
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24 Feb 2011   #3
whitebloodcell

Windows 7
 
 

All settings appear to be ok, only thing that has caught my eye is that next to two of the categories (incidentally the ones I am having trouble with...) there is the the green 'syncing' symbol on them. This has been there since the problem developed, not sure about before. Please see the image below if I wasn't very clear there.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5321728/IndexProblem.jpg
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24 Feb 2011   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Unintall Tune Up utilities using Revo Uninstaller in Advanced Mode: How To Use Revo Uninstaller To Completely Uninstall Programs

This or any other tweaking suite will always cause problems with WIn7, which is already perfectly optimized and cannot stand tweaking beyond normal system settings.

Do you have Offline Files turned on in Ultimate?
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26 Feb 2011   #5
whitebloodcell

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, TuneUp completely uninstalled now. Offline files is enabled, although there are no folder pairs setup within it. Restarted and rebuilt the index but things still don't seem to be working quite right.
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26 Feb 2011   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I'd turn off Offline files unless you're using it. It's the first (and gradually only) thing that beta testers would turn off to claw back performance. I thought they had set it to Manual in Services.msc.
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26 Feb 2011   #7
whitebloodcell

Windows 7
 
 

Ok thanks for the tip. Do you have any more ideas on how I can get the index results showing again?
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26 Feb 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you tried to Delete and Rebuild Index?
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See if you can System Restore to before installing the tweak suite. If not do you have a Win7 backup image you can fall back upon? System Restore
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27 Feb 2011   #9
whitebloodcell

Windows 7
 
 

No system restore points to fall back on, I though I had weekly built images of my whole drive by now I check and PC Backup Pro has been failing each and every time. Great.

UPDATE: It appears the the index was working fine within windows explorer, just not in the start menu. Searching for a solution to this brought me back to this thread. Seems the problem was an option within the start menu not selected! Fixed now! Thank you for your help.
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07 Apr 2012   #10
lifeisatest99

CA
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whitebloodcell View Post
No system restore points to fall back on, I though I had weekly built images of my whole drive by now I check and PC Backup Pro has been failing each and every time. Great.

UPDATE: It appears the the index was working fine within windows explorer, just not in the start menu. Searching for a solution to this brought me back to this thread. Seems the problem was an option within the start menu not selected! Fixed now! Thank you for your help.


I also downloaded Tune Up Utilities and now I cannot search in the start menu, what check box did you check for it to work?

Thank You
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