I have been having a problem with my start menu in Windows 10!

When I search up a program like "Paint" or "Photoshop" it does not show up! However, built-in apps such as "Settings" and "Edge" show up!

I have tried rebuilding the search index earlier today, but it did not work, so, I am rebuilding the search index again and I am leaving it on overnight!

By the way, the items in my search index is over one million items when it is completed!

What should I do to fix my start menu search bar?

  • Do see that programs shortcuts in normal start menu?
    – Biswapriyo
    Commented Jul 24, 2017 at 19:58

1 Answer 1


Microsoft has a Start Menu troubleshooter that is worth trying.

Also you can check if any Windows files are corrupted by running sfc /scannow in the PowerShell.

If nothing helps you can also try to create a new user and see if the same issue happens there as well. If not, you might just want to change to that user and bring over your files and settings.

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