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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 ...
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anyway to make this code smaller?

I have created a formula which index matches from different work sheets and then adds them together. Is there anyway possible to make the coding smaller or better? I have tried and failed, but ...
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OneDrive Personal does not show up in Indexing Options after moving to C:/OneDrive in Windows 10

I moved the location of my OneDrive Personal folder from the user-specific folder to C drive. However Windows 10 was not able to search in this folder, so I thought I would add the folder manually to ...
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Windows 10 Search Indexing service occassionally re-reads drive for no apparent reason

I've got locations of interest in my two hard-drives indexed by Windows Search. Occasionally SearchProtocolHost.exe (Windows search indexing service) intensively re-reads the drives for no apparent ...
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What is the difference between modifying 'Indexing Option' and 'Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties'

This article explains how to turn off the index(Link). I'm not interested in turning off the index, but I'm curious about 2 different options. In "Turn Off Indexing Selectively" section from the ...
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Can you force windows (10) not to re-index?

My Windows 10 keeps reindexing every couple of days (from the very beginning) and I want to know if there is a way, once indexing is finished, I do not let it re-index.
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How can I index recycle bin?

How can I index recycle bin? (There were so many instructions that I didn't ask and already know. So I edited everything out to focus on the subject.)
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How to find (unindexed) files in the current folder in Windows 10 File Explorer?

When in a folder in Windows 10, using the search panel to find files, one would expect an ad-hoc search of the file names in the current folder. However, Windows only seems to find files that have ...
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Weird looking paths get added to Windows 10 search index and break search

I am using Windows 10 Pro (1709). A few times in last weeks I have noticed that search from start menu wont find any files. Simply rebuilding the index did not fix this. Looking deeper into indexing ...
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Windows search service crashes on indexing

My issue is very similar to the one asked in that question: Windows Service SearchIndexer.exe Crashes on Indexing , however the asker there seems to have abandoned it, hence the repost by me. ...
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Windows 10 search bar searches only once

Good time of the day, I'm facing really strange issue: When system is booted, i can search for items As soon as i close the search bar, and reopen it i cannot search anymore When i restart the search ...
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Excel, if two columns match on different tabs, paste value from third column

I have two different tabs in excel. Tab1 has three columns (ID1, ID2, and Value). Tab2 has two columns (ID1, ID2), and I'm trying to write a function that will transfer "Value" from Tab1 into the ...
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How do I index the entire C: drive in Windows 7?

I figured out how to index my whole C: drive in Windows 10. It was easy. The new Windows Explorer is incredibly helpful. One of my co-workers, who is still stuck on Windows 7, just asked ...
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Windows 10 Search: App does not disappear, App do not appear

The following Windows 10 (latest stable build, all updates installed) search result drives me kind of crazy :) So what are the two issues here ? I have uninstalled "VirtualBox" a long time ago, but ...
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Index formula drag down not working

I have created the following formula which is returning the first instance of a cell which I have specified in $Z$2 but I want to return all other values below the first. I thought I just needed to ...
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How can I remove the Documents and Pictures folders from the Indexing options?

Is there a way to remove both Documents and Pictures folder from the Indexing options ? When I select any folder but those two in the bottom part of the window, it automatically jumps to the folder ...
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Excel 2016: to find the first occurance of a value in a vector

I have a vertical vector (see below) and I am looking for a function where I can search for the first occurance of the "1" or a "2" or a "3". If I find the first "1" I would add a value to a cell and ...
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A faster way to search through files than grepping?

Is there a way to index a file or a file tree from the console so that searching for substrings can be done faster than plain grepping? I don't necessarily need support for regular expressions, ...
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Index match return zero instead blanks

Greeting, I am apply the following formula, the formula return blank cells as a number instead of returning as blank. Is there a way to fix this, so that it returns just a blank value? In result ...
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What determines the size of the .ci and .edb files in the Windows indexer?

I noticed that the size of the .ci and .edb files in the Windows indexer are almost 30 GB: What determines the size of the .ci and .edb files in the Windows indexer? I have around 4 million files, ...
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What makes a tar archive seekable?

It seems a tar archive being seekable can make a large difference when listing or extracting just a few files. Unfortunately the man page is really scarce on information. It seems that compressed ...
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How do I make windows 10's start menu search work like 7's?

In windows 10, I can't get the start menu's search to show a lot of files that I've recently opened or created (i.e. files on a drive other than the OS drive) when I type the first couple or few ...
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Windows 10 indexing runs at full throttle after index rebuild finishes

I am using Windows 10 version 1703 (OS Build 1506.413) with Outlook 2007 SP3 (12.0.6770.5000) After a recent big windows update I was forced to rebuild the Windows Search Index. While it is expected ...
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Why does Windows have to visit every file to turn off indexing

I have just turned off indexing for a removable hard drive under Windows 10, (surely this should be a simple flag), and the machine has spent the last hour apparently accessing what looks like every ...
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MS Outlook 2016 cannot search

Lately, it seems everyone will have this happen to them at my company. They are unable to search in Outlook past a certain date. I've verified when the errors start in the Event Viewer corresponding ...
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Windows 10/Outlook 2016 Search Index Broken

I have a user who can no longer use the search function in outlook 2016. It doesn't give an error, it just wont return results. After extensive googling, I have found and tried the following ...
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How to change the Windows Drive Properties Indexing Setting using the Command Prompt?

In Windows 7+8+10, Right-clicking a drive and selecting Properties in Windows gives an option that is checked by default: "Allow files on the drive to have contents indexed in addition to file ...
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Recursively watch entire file system?

For a software project I need to watch file system events* of entire filesystems on linux, each of which easily consists of more than 200.000 directories. How can I achieve this? (I already got it ...
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Excel Index/Match formula but the Index range changes monthly

My formula to return the value of "Total Income" for each company is: =IFERROR(INDEX(YTD2016!$H$19:$ZZ$19,MATCH(RECAP!$A14,YTD2016!$H$4:$ZZ$4,0)),0) Works beautifully. No problems at all. LOVE the ...
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Windows 10 Search does not retrieve items from 2nd hard drive at all?

I have disabled Cortana after the Anniversary update, which was difficult. I cannot use the 'Search Windows' that has replaced Cortana to grab files from the computer (especially ones on the 2nd and ...
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Windows 10 search results of settings and control panel are in different language

I'm from Belgium, so my Windows 10 is in Dutch. To try something, I changed the display langugae to English. Everything was English, no problem. But when I changed it back to Dutch, everything ...
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Some search result items can't be clicked on

windows 10 computer has a problem where clicking on certain search results wouldn't do anything. Specifically, System setting items like "Reset your PC" wouldn't activate after clicking on them. If ...
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What is the use of a sharepoint crawl?

I know a crawl is used to update the index in order to do a search on sharepoint quickly. But what I do not understand why one needs a crawl in the first place! Whenever a page is updated, added or ...
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Submitting same URL (with different content) to Google in different languages

I've submitted my web page to Google using the webmaster tools and after a few weeks I've correctly seen it in search results. Now the question: my page uses language detection via Apache wizardry so ...
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My SearchIndexer.exe crashes everyday

Everyday, my Reliability Monitor on Windows 7 x64 reports at least one SearchIndexer.exe crash. Here is the log. Description Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe ...
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Windows 10 (unlike Win7) keeps losing index of mounted (virtual) drive

For years I have been mounting virtual drives at logon (encrypted drives which are TrueCrypt files). In the drive properties, I set Indexing to ON. Windows 7 used to index those drives properly. ...
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How do you perform a search of filenames and contents, WITHOUT using the index in Windows 10?

I need to search for an old file in a large directory. Unfortunately, the index isn't able to locate it, and I only have keywords to search for which may be in the body of the file rather than the ...
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Windows 10 Indexer refuses to Index exe files

I noticed the following... In the "Indexing Options" menu, I have added a folder 'c:\PortableApplications' hoping the indexer would make the exe files available through the search feature. The ...
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Is it possible to search inside PHP files using the Windows search engine (W7)?

I'm using windows 7. I have hundreds of PHP files inside a folder, and I want to find all the files that contains a particular word. I know that the Windows search engine is able to search inside a ...
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Windows search dosen't find files, even in indexed location

I use a folder in the root directory of my C drive to store all my files in, rather than using the My Documents set of folders. The problem is that Windows search refuses to find an files in this ...
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Is it OK that I change the file types that inside Windows 10 search index?

I want to search just some particular file type like docx, pptx, jpg, app name, any extensions other than these, I don't want to search them, and I don't want to see them at all. Is it ok that I ...
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Windows 10 Indexing Options Cannot be Accessed (and Windows Search is Not Working)

On a fully updated, freshly rebooted Window 10, I'm logged in as the domain administrator. Windows 10 search (via start-menu > type something) is not working, so I thought I'd try re-indexing, ...
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Program loads project slower with relative paths pointing to NAS - will indexing improve this?

so on my network people work with Cinema4D. They often have to load big projects. I did some tests concerning the location and path-style of the textures for the projects which resulted in: absolute ...
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Why does Windows Search “Indexing Options” select the wrong drive if it's cloned?

I cloned a Windows 10 HDD to a Samsung SSD using "Samsung Data Migration Software". I then installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 on the SSD. The SSD is now C: and the HDD is D:. When in Control Panel, ...
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Windows 10 search indexing does not find my files

I am having problems getting the search indexing in Windows 10 to work. This have been bugging me for months, and I have searched the Internet for hours without finding an effective solution. ...
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Prevent 'Searches might be slow in non-indexed locations' banner from appearing

With a fast SSD I find that Windows Search indexing is superfluous and even slows certain operations down so I have disabled it. However, when performing a search with a wide enough scope, Windows ...
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Index not turning on/changing directories

I tried changing the indexing location of my index on Windows 7, but all it does is keep defaulting back to the default location. I'm trying to change it to my hard drive because Windows is installed ...
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Indexing in Windows 10 is totally random - problems with Groove Music

I asked this already on some other sites, but no answers were really given or useful. So, I might try here as well. Groove Music - the default music app in windows 10 is behaving a bit weird lately. ...
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How to efficiently exclude .svn and .git folders in Windows 10 indexing?

I have 2 big folders "Projects" and "Studies" with lots of SVN and some GIT projects inside. I had to disable indexing for them entirely, because, due to the sheer amount of files in .svn and .git ...
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Issues searching emails in Outlook 2010 after index rebuild

Users issue: when searching for any text query in any mailbox in Outlook 2010 (even if the text string is visible in an email shown in the current mailbox), nothing comes up after entering the text in ...