This was asked before but I'm gonna ask it again because the solution for the previous answers no longer works, (since MS took off the registery key in Redstone 1).
So my problem involves Cortana search. Whenever I search for a non-installed exe standalone, it cannot find it.
This is NOT a Windows Indexing issue, for this is happening on all my computers, including one with a clean install + my friends computer. (plus I rebuilt indexing and everything under C:\ is indexed)
This is ONLY for standalone exe's. It can find all files (.xml, .pdf, .doc, .random) EXCEPT exe's.
To reproduce this bug
- Open up Notepad
- Write a blank document, something like "hello" and save it as something.exe
- File -> Save as -> Save as type: All files -> something.exe
- Try searching for the file in Start search, you won't be able to find it UNLESS you rename it to something.random (or anything BUT exe)
I'm a developer and therefor I have lots of exe's compiled by Visual Studio, and I want to be able to find and run them easily from Start. Not only that, but I also want to open portable apps.
Any fix for this? It's really bugging the hell out of me and I want to downgrade to Windows 7 again.