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Why is indexing keep being turned off in my computer and how do I turned it back on, permanently if possible?

This is what I see when I try to find stuffs. Clicking turning on indexing show me this Nothing on that pictures tell me if indexing is on or not. How do I know? Searching anything in start menu bar ...
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EXCEL Index match not showing results for other date

The project is a reservation calendar. I have a table for input (dates, wish house, and morning or afternoon). Then based on this table it shows in the calendar if it is free or reserved with the name ...
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How to index Desktop in Windows 11 where Desktop is part of OneDrive

Since I use OneDrive and Desktop is part of my OneDrive Backup folders, it's located at %UserProfile%\OneDrive\Desktop I can't find the OneDrive directory and hence can't find Desktop to index; how do ...
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Exclude PSTs from Windows Desktop Search Indexing in Windows 10 when they are not open in Outlook 365

Win10/22H2/O365 2302. I have about a dozen PST files that I do not want Windows Desktop Search to index, to keep the index EDB a reasonable size. Historically, I thought WDS did not index PSTs unless ...
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Populate rows (year listing) based on drop down selection MS Excel

I have a challenge presented to me. I have searched quite a bit, but I cannot find a solution that exactly works. I have a drop down listing that represents the number of years (1-50). I need to ...
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How to reset and clear all previous Windows Index config?

On Windows 11, when trying to add a drive, it would automatically include a bunch of folders and add them as excluded folders. You can see the Documents and Source folders excluded automatically, but ...
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Indexing issue due to drive changes

I had changed/ reassigned drives on Windows 10 and indexing would not turn on. Searching was difficult if not impossible. I was led to this post here: https://superuser.com/a/1599455/1830217 which ...
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Windows Search service - Not searching within index in network drive

Users are not finding specific files with Windows Search on Windows 10. File is obviously there, but Search returns "no matches". First thing I've noticed is that some directories do not ...
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Return list of values and match with type of product

I am looking for a formula which will create a report of expiring access of certain trainings. Currently my table looks like: Name Training1 Training2 Training3 John 01/08/2023 01/08/2023 01/08/2023 ...
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Can I safely stop and disable the "pkgctl-SynoFinder" service on DSM7?

Index files are still created on my Synology DSM7 although the pkg-SynoFinder-fileindexd service is disabled and not running : $ systemctl status pkg-SynoFinder-fileindexd ● pkg-SynoFinder-fileindexd....
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dp:// search root for windows search indexer

The search indexer on my computer has recently been acting up. Looking into it, it seems there is a strange search root DP:// that contains several 100k items: It seems to contain a copy of my file ...
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Microsoft Index is reducing speed despite backoff being disabled

I am continually receiving the message in the indexer: Indexing speed is reduced due to user activity. I currently have the policy, Local Computer Policy\Administrative Template\Windows\Components\...
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How to have some form of concat/dynamic element in INDEX?

In Sheet 1 I have 1, 2, 3, 4 in A1:B2 so that I can Sheet 2 can call cell 4:4 by =INDEX(Sheet1!A1:B2;2;2), Work's gerat! However, in Sheet 3 I have a table, identical to the one in sheet 1, that I ...
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OK to delete Windows.db file on PC?

Recently I've been having issues with my personal laptop's hard drive running out of space. After scanning my PC with WinDirStat I noticed a file named "Windows.db" (located in C:/...
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Persistent Indexing for Files and Folders in Network Drive WIndows Explorer Properties

I can acces my SSD via my NAS via SMB just fine. Windows properties pane shows a checkbox near Indexed files/folders. No matter how many times I disable Indexing for this particular network drive, ...
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Why I cannot find files easily in windows without fully knowing close to the full name of a file?

I search for report This is what I got I asked for Report Again Now if I search for gridtradingreport, tada I found the file but that is kind of silly. It may be related to rebuilding index never ...
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W10 Indexing paused on low power mode

Once a upon a time, setting the registry key Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gathering Manager\DisableBackoff to 1 would stop the indexer from pausing. Now though it ...
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How can I search all the cloud drives I installed on my machine from windows search?

How can I search cloud drives I installed from windows search? I have iCloud + OneDrive + OneDrive business + Google Drive + Google Drive school. And I want to search all of them via windows search. ...
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How to get nth value for index and match when concatenating two columns

I have this dataframe here, and am filtering in cell E1: =IFERROR(SORT($B$2:$B$6+$C$2:$C$6),"") I am trying to do an index and match based on the array to get the values in A and D. Ive ...
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Finding aggregate return for multiple entries under same name

I would like to find the aggregate return in an excel for trading entries. I have 3 columns, A - name, B - Buy, C - Sell. For instance Sally first entry is Buy 2 and then later on Buy 3, and her last ...
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Windows 10 "Last Accessed" Metadata does not update when I open the file, and says that it was last accessed 30 minutes ago (which I did not)

Windows 10's "Last Accessed" metadata property is very weird. I'd like to just disable it from changing on all the files on my computer completely for archival purposes, and I searched far ...
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Adding an Index to MS word document that is indifferent to capitalization

I am making an index in Word. I noticed that the "Mark Index Entry" box is case-sensitive. Such that it will make two different index entries for "Politics" and "politics.&...
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How much space Window Explorer Indexing takes up?

If I were to Index entire OS partition, how much space would Indexing take up? Indexing is only properties. Though I'm curious how much more space it will take with Properties and Content.
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How to index another disk in Windows?

I put my Dropbox on disk D:\, but this disk doesn't appear in the indexing options. Is it possible to index another drive in Windows 11?
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LOOKUP Column Value based on right-most value

I have a list of footage for a film that is continually changing. They are organized in rows by REELS, and the rightmost value will be the latest version. The first row are dates and the rest are ...
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Visual Studio Code index files

Is it possible to let Visual Studio Code to index file content? Right now in my C code project when I want to find some declarations or calls or just search for string in content of files in the ...
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Windows 10/11 pending files to be indexed

Is there a way to see which files are pending to be indexed? In Windows 11 settings > Privacy & Security > Searching Windows, the Indexed Status indicates the number of indexed and pending ...
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Windows search indexer pending count never reaches 0 and creates millions of registry events in 15 minutes

I have constantly running Windows Search Indexer, around 5% CPU on i7-12700. The pending count in the Settings/Searching Windows never goes below 4 thousands, and the indexer creates 90 million of ...
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Find Closest Match (Conditional Lookup)

I am trying to do conditional lookup in Excel (MacOS). Let's say I have the table shown below, and I want to search for (type=alpha, length=165). In the table, there isn't an exact match so I'm trying ...
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Why my windows search index is 255 GB in size and how do I reduce it?

I try to search something on one note and it doesn't work. So I check windows indexing service. It says Indexing in progress. Search result might not complete during this time I look for that on the ...
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Get Thunderbird email contents to show up in Windows 10/11 search

Has anyone successfully gotten the content of Thunderbird emails to show up in Windows 10/11 search? I have Enable Global Search and Indexer checked in Thunderbird settings and I have the Manage Store ...
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OpenLDAP complains that the fields are not indexed

I am using OpenLDAP (slapd) v2.4.47 on Debian. It complains in the following manner in the logfile (/var/log/debug) slapd[1142]: conn=1508 op=4 SRCH base="cn=persons,cn=internal" scope=2 ...
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How can I gracefully stop the Windows Search service via console?

I use the following PowerShell cmdlets to stop the Windows Search service: Set-Service -Name WSearch -StartupType Disabled Stop-Service -Name WSearch But if I do that while the Windows Search service ...
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A way to have Evernote notes indexed by the Windows Search Indexer?

As per title, I was wondering if there is a way to have the Windows Search Indexer index the Evernote database (and thus all the notes, their titles and content) so that hitting the Win key on the ...
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Return Specified Values From Another Sheet

I have two Excel sheets open. The first sheet has data organized by Student ID and by School (two different column). In the second Excel sheet, I simply want to return a column that shows the Student ...
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How to extract numbers from string and separate them by comma (or other separator) (substitute, replace, erase, isnumber, remove, delete, ...)

I need to extract numbers from a string in Excel and the numbers need to be separated by a comma as shown in row 3 (or any other separator). I can extract the numbers in row 1 by: =SUMPRODUCT(MID(0&...
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Is it ok to deselect these file types in advanced indexing options

Every single file type is selected in my indexing options for my Windows 10 PC. Only some of them are selected to index file contents as well, but they're all indexed at the very least with file ...
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Does it make sense to have hard drive containing Windows system files only indexed?

I prefer to store all my documents, pictures and other stuff on drive D:. So the drive C: contains OS (Windows 10 pro) files only. Does it make sense to have it indexed? I wonder if indexing process ...
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Searching indexed spreadsheets from Windows 10 explorer “search”

I have a client that used to use Windows 7, and was able to search directly from the Windows explorer (start menu) to find spreadsheets by searching a number that was on column B within. Now that they'...
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KDE5 Plasma Launcher does not find some files, but baloosearch does - how to fix?

The Plasma Launcher and KRunner of KDE5 have a plugin providing indexed file search. To the best of my knowledge, they use baloo as their backend. In my literature directory, I have many files named ...
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How can I get Windows to recognize my installed programs on other drives?

I had to reinstall Windows on a new drive, and, of course the new installation does not recognize any of the installed programs that the previous installation had. All programs are installed on non-...
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Microsoft Windows Search Indexer running high on CPU, RAM and Disk - Windows 10

This problem started recently on a Windows 10 laptop I was using (with an Intel i7 7th gen and ADATA 8GB RAM). At first I assumed Outlook had a problem since I initially saw that it was running the ...
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Exclude Indexing of Files Without Extensions in Void Tools' Everything Search

How can I prevent Everything Search Engine (a Windows file and folder search utility by Void Tools) from indexing files without extensions? In other words, I want the index to include only (1) files ...
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Does Windows 10 file Indexing affect programs?

Or is it limited only to searches done via File Explorer? If I changed Indexing Options, could it have made programs loading tens of thousands of small files take longer time to load? Edit: Or is it ...
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Windows file content indexation via script

I just came across via the following command, but it won't enable Windows file content indexation, as you know this feature allows you to use search to look inside files and see the content of it. So ...
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Index a whole website that has blocked Google?

I tried to do a site:site.com [search terms] on Google but site.com has blocked Google from indexing it via its robots.txt. How can I get around this? Can I download and index the whole site myself ...
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Blind spots in Windows 7 search

Despite running the indexer for 48 hours, Windows 7 Search still ignores many files, especially those added within the last two weeks. I have 644,000 indexed items. I'm not sure whether I should ...
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Can't create files with specific names in specific directories. "no space left on device"

I ran into problems with a proces that produces a huge amount of files within a subdirectory (potentially even going into the millions) following a very specific filename-scheme (e.g. something like ...
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Make windows 10 file search match whole filename instead of just beginning?

Is it possible to do document searches by whole filename from the Windows 10 Start menu, without having to open an app? Up until Windows 8 this was possible and, through Classic Start Menu, remains ...
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How to stop Windows Search from auto excluding repository folders?

Windows search indexer is adding most paths to repository folders (both .git and .svn) to the exclusion list. I can remove them manually of course, but each time i rebuild the index - they are re-...
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