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Not sure what is causing this and was wondering if anyone else had this problem with any way to fix it? It takes about 2-5 seconds after hitting the windows key and starting to type for the search bar on the side to come up. The start menu will appear immediately and I'm running a SSD so I really don't think it is hardware. Thanks for any help in advance.

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This is a known issue in Windows 8.1. To fix it, add the AppData folder from your user account back to the Search index.

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I'm in indexing options and I hit modify and then Show All Locations in the indexed Locations popup window and under User there isn't an AppData toggle. Am I missing something? Thanks for the response by the way. – jeruane Nov 14 '13 at 1:44
Have you enabled to show hidden files/folders in the Explorer options? – magicandre1981 Nov 14 '13 at 4:46
Thanks! I didn't know that would change that explorer as well. I thought it only changed the windows explorer application. – jeruane Nov 15 '13 at 20:55
That document you linked helped a bunch. Just disabling the Bing search seemed to speed things up for me. – Sean McSomething May 14 '14 at 23:17
Having the same issue. Did this fix work for you, @jeruntime? – Xonatron Feb 17 '15 at 3:58

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