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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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Trying to summarise multiple lines of data by latest date (LinkedIN Export)

I want to create a list which shows the latest date that someone sent me a message on Linked In. I have exported the data, in the following format, and there are multiple entries for individuals who ...
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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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OneNote for Windows 10 search returns false positive (Index corrupted? OneNote is not indexing?)

Keep in mind I am talking here about the modern app, not the classic OneNote.exe. My search results return a false positive. I would like to rebuild the index to see if that fixes it. I cannot figure ...
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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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windows search service is not working well

first it was a driver index issue even when i click show all location, driver cannot be found in indexed location i tried to select new index location to be on the drive that was missing then the ...
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If 2 cells match then make another 2 cells match

I want to generate a special excel formula. My wish is to find out the last working day of each week. Thus, the formula is designed to analyze consecutive dates and find all Fridays, or, if there is ...
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Apache Nutch indexing error in Solr

Indexing 1000/1000 documents Deleting 0 documents Indexing 1000/1000 documents Deleting 0 documents Indexing job did not succeed, job status:FAILED, reason: NA Indexer: java.lang.RuntimeException: ...
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Modifying Index Location is Disabled by a Policy

I have indexing setup on Windows 10 (build 18363.693) to include 4 different drives, and the index itself is stored on a separate drive. I am attempting to set up the index to no longer be on this ...
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Windows 10 Search does NOT index Outlook 365 mails fully

I have around 400K (four hundred thousand) mails across all my folders in Outlook Mail IMAP profile stored in .ost file. Initially, Windows 10 Search will NOT index these mails at all. However, ...
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KRunner file search out of date, despite baloosearch giving correct results

When searching for files with KDE's KRunner, I am getting outdated results. Calling baloosearch directly gives the expected results, which is strange, since KRunner should be using just that. For ...
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Troubleshoot bad search index (Windows 10)

I'm experiencing some really weird issues with the search index in Windows 10 and I'm not sure how to troubleshoot them. This is a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro (build 18383.592, all updates ...
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How to Index My Desktop

I keep a bunch of files on my dekstop...word files and writings I'm working on at the time. I would like to be able to search for a specific file that has some word written inside it...however, for ...
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Default way for index of files of external drive (Windows 10)

Is there a standard way to save an index of files that sit on an external drive in Windows 10? The intention is not to do fast searches for files on that drive, but rather to have a list at any given ...
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Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer

I am trying to turn on Windows indexing service by following one of the answer in this question I got this error message: Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer. ...
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Windows Indexing is not working and I cannot turned it on. What should I do?

I try to search stuff in my computer. Indexing not working. So I try to turn it on. I search for indexing options and this is what I see? Included location is just empty. What should I do? It used ...
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Lookup Range based on multiple column and row critera

I have the lookup table below, where columns C through E are different places: Below, I am trying to lookup the value based on the columnar and row criteria: How can I find the value Orange, 2019, ...
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How to make Windows Indexing pause when the computer is in use?

I think some years ago Windows indexing service on my computer paused when the computer was in use. The Indexing Options window showed something like "Indexing paused" (or maybe "slowed down") "...
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Create an index with logstash with custom settings

I'm trying to create a new Elasticsearch (7.0.1) Index from Logstash (7.3.1), but it's not working when I put a template file with my settings (it worked pretty without my template setting). My ...
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Using range lookup to return multiple values

I am using the formula below to lookup the value in cell $A$286 against the values in range $B$2:$Q$284. If there are any matches, I want to return the corresponding values in column $A$2:$A$284 in a ...
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Does Windows 10 search/indexing move files?

I was looking for a file in my Downloads folder (i.e. C:\Users\QM\Downloads) on my Win 10 Pro (build 1809) machine. I was unable to find it there even though I was near certain that's where it was. ...
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Index/Match function to return all values based on multiple criteria

I have an Excel document where I am trying to list all values that match three criteria. Sheet1: Year Player Pos Cluster 2018 Joe C 1 2018 Ken RW 2 2018 Bill C ...
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Drive not listed under Windows 10 Indexing Options and so, not selectable for indexing

So I have 3 drives in my PC: 1 system, 1 backup, 1 storage. I'm trying to add the contents of the storage drive to the Windows 10 indexing service, but when I go to Index Options, the drive is not ...
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Indexed db of Outlook 2013 elemets keeps being deleted randomly every couple days

I'm at the end with my wits. I have got a destop client where Outlook 2013 keeps deleting it indexed db every couple days randomly. I set it up so that Windows keeps only indexing the .ost (It's an ...
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Solr indexing in Apache Nutch crawler

I am working with Apache Nutch crawler and followed guidelines mentioned in https://wiki.apache.org/nutch/NutchTutorial. But when I am indexing, I got an error as followed. Segment dir is complete: ...
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Browse contents of external disk while it is not connected

I want to index the contents of an external disk, so I can later browse it while it is not connected to my PC. Is that possible? How? I can index for searching it with, e.g., locate32 (outstanding!),...
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How to find MS-Word with Windows10 search functionality

Update After trying most suggested things (except contacting Microsoft :D) I gave up, and at some point - months later - it suddenly started working but I could not figure out what caused it to work ...
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How to run DocFetcher as a background process

Can somebody help with running DocFetcher as a background process or windows service, so it can index files without logging in to a file server? http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net/en/index.html
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How do I populate a column based on whether it matches another column or not?

Say I have the following table: ID Item 1 Dog 2 Cat 3 Cat 4 Table 5 Dog 6 Chair 7 Lion 8 Lamp 9 Lion 10 Table 11 Chair 12 Lamp Now, I want to add a third column for the ...
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Word - Create index that displays bullet number, not page number [closed]

I have a word doc with several hundred bullet numbers (one continuous list, let's say 1 - 300). Every time the word "medical" appears, I want to have that paragraph number displayed in an index. I ...
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Outlook indexing time

how long could take indexing of my 7 .pst files of total 30-40 GB data. My PC i3, 8GB RAM, SSD. I set up index properties and content of .pst and .ost files. I running indexing for two days now but ...
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Indexing a PostgreSQL query using a geometry field (gist) but it doesn’t seem to be working

I remembered to remove and recreate the index to eliminate the possibility that anything changed gidrop index if exists incidents; create index idx_geo on incidents using gist(geo); Then this: ...
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Windows 10 Search & Indexing Not working

My search index on windows 10 does not work currently. I have tried to go into the indexing settings but every time i go into indexing options it gets stuck on "Waiting to receive indexing status" ...
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My applications shortcuts aren't up to date in the start menu

I have an indexation issue with application shortcuts, some removed applications still appear while some installed are simply not in the start menu. In the Indexation option window I have the start ...
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How to disable Suggested Folders on Windows 10?

Windows 10 scans the disk to find folders containing music, pictures or videos in order to generate a list of "suggested folders" for the Photos, Groove and Movies & TV apps. A quick internet ...