Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Windows 8.1 Searching Settings doesn't work?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Windows 8.1 Searching Settings doesn't work? - Page 2

post #11 of 26
For me, the settings search is working again. I played around with the indexed locations a bit and rebuild my index a couple of times. Right now, I only have 242 items indexed (IE History and Start Menu only): . Now, when I press Win+W and search for something, there's still a little delay but I get results. So, basically what I did was open Services, stop the Windows Search service, remove all the other indexed locations I didn't need and then rebuild the index, and finally reboot.
post #12 of 26
Right, there's something wrong with some locations added to be indexed.
I started with just a few dirs(locations) added and until now everyting is OK.
Now I will add all locations I need step-by-step and check results periodically to discover which location did that...
post #13 of 26
OK. Now, all locations(dirs) I need to index are added. I have ca. 40000 items indexed.
Result: everything looks OK, I'm able to search within Settings and everything is as expected.

I'm not sure this has something to do with my permissions (I played a bit previously), but I guess, that the main problem was in indexed-locations used after Win8.1 upgrade.
- So, remove all location (in the Indexing Option applet from the Control Panel), leave just Microsoft build-in locations like OneNote or Outlook.
(make a screenshot first to have a backup for later usage)
- go to Advance dialog and Rebuild the index
- wait until indexing is complete
- do the search test
- Then add all locations you need and again wait until indexing is complete
- do the final search test
- should be OK now.


Edited by hujer - 10/21/13 at 2:43am
post #14 of 26
Bump!
Any reviews? Anyone still having this troubles?
post #15 of 26
Figured I'd update.

If you guys are having problems with your index, and own SSD's as the device in which you are typically trying to search (pictures, music, etc), you can use this and it fixes it by removing the folders from indexing, and searching will be just as fast, if not, faster.

*Windows 7
- In the Google Drive Folder, select
- 'Organise', 'Folder and Search Options',
- 'Search Tab', select 'Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files' and ok.

*Windows 8
- Open folder, select 'View',
- Select the drop down arrow under 'Option', then select 'Change folder and search options',
-'Search' and select ' 'Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files' and 'Apply'.

This worked for me in fixing Google Drive as Google Drive isn't indexable.
post #16 of 26
I'm having this problem (no settings show up) and none of the fixes here work. Well, stopping search and deleting the Search/data folder works, but once I reboot my PC the problem is back.
New and Shiny
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Rynze 7 1700 ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Sapphire HD7950 G.SKILL TridentZ F4-3200C14D 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 3K Crucial MX300 Western Digital Black Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Red Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H Ducky One Corsair RM650x NZXT H440 White 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
New and Shiny
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Rynze 7 1700 ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Sapphire HD7950 G.SKILL TridentZ F4-3200C14D 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 3K Crucial MX300 Western Digital Black Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Red Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H Ducky One Corsair RM650x NZXT H440 White 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 26
Bump

This is actually kinda annoying. It doesn't affect me in a big way, but not being able to search for settings is irritating. Like a papercut when you touch it the wrong way
New and Shiny
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Rynze 7 1700 ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Sapphire HD7950 G.SKILL TridentZ F4-3200C14D 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 3K Crucial MX300 Western Digital Black Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Red Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H Ducky One Corsair RM650x NZXT H440 White 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
New and Shiny
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Rynze 7 1700 ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Sapphire HD7950 G.SKILL TridentZ F4-3200C14D 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 3K Crucial MX300 Western Digital Black Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Red Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H Ducky One Corsair RM650x NZXT H440 White 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 26
Hi Guys, if you have an SSD, it's likely that you or your system admin disabled indexing for that drive. If it's C: (as common) than it prevents settings to be indexed as it turns out.
post #19 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canna71 View Post

Hi Guys, if you have an SSD, it's likely that you or your system admin disabled indexing for that drive. If it's C: (as common) than it prevents settings to be indexed as it turns out.

Wow, you're right. Guess turning indexing off was a bad idea
New and Shiny
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Rynze 7 1700 ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Sapphire HD7950 G.SKILL TridentZ F4-3200C14D 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 3K Crucial MX300 Western Digital Black Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Red Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H Ducky One Corsair RM650x NZXT H440 White 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
New and Shiny
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Rynze 7 1700 ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Sapphire HD7950 G.SKILL TridentZ F4-3200C14D 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 3K Crucial MX300 Western Digital Black Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Red Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H Ducky One Corsair RM650x NZXT H440 White 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 26
Joined overclock to say thanks. This problem was irritating me and it's impossible to even google the question. I tried the folder permissions thing and indexing the C drive (I had C selected in indexing options but the drive properties was not checked). Works great now.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Windows
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Windows 8.1 Searching Settings doesn't work?