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Windows 7: Help please-Indexing Options shows 0 items indexed and then complete

16 Mar 2018   #1
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Help please-Indexing Options shows 0 items indexed and then complete

Help please..tried restarting search (reg edit) ensured it is on automatic (services) tried trouble shooter anyone any solution.Each time I use rebuild same message take about 10 seconds


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16 Mar 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

What exactly are you trying to do here?
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16 Mar 2018   #3
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I am trying to index my files so that searching is quicker...??? I believe that is what the index if for??
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16 Mar 2018   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Why are you editing the registry? That is a dangerous way to accomplish these tasks.
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17 Mar 2018   #5
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I am not using anything in or contained in the registry. My search indexing service doe not work I have tried many ways to get it to index without success. It would help if someone would advise me.
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17 Mar 2018   #6
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Event viewer show
The Windows Search Service is starting up and attempting to remove the old search index {Reason: User Requested}.


I have learned that the windows.EDB index holding file in program data can be deleted. When I try to delete so that it will rebuild it tell me I cannot access it..security on file is fine but Win 7 tells me it is open in search..yes in search. File size is 42K

SOLVED

This is how:
Click Start and type: features in the Start Search box.
2) Click on “Turn Windows Features on or off” and open it.
3) Uncheck the box in front of Windows Search.
4) Restart the machine.
5) Delete the folder: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search.

6) Then repeat step 1) and 2).
7) Re-check the box in front of Windows Search.
8) Restart the machine again.
Indexing advanced then rebuild
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