I have various issues with windows search. This is a week old clean install of windows 10. The related service is running OK.
- If I type
paintthen there is no result. (worked on win7/8). I have to type
mspaintto get into paint.
- If I typed
notepinto search on win7/8 it gave me the notepad app "real-time". In windows 10 there is no result unless I type exactly(!)
notepadinto the search bar. This applies for EVERYTHING. Typing
calculwon't result in seeing calculator.
- Typing 'word' returns no result. I had to create a shortcut and click on it to open MS Word. This is very inconvenient.
- It can't find any software installed.
The best thing in previous windows versions was the search. Just enter start menu or hit winbutton+q and start typing. But now it doesn't work. I have rebuilt index in Control Panel -> Indexing Options -> Advanced several times, but didn't help. Checked the service, it seems to be OK. Do you have any suggestion to make windows search usable again?