[Help] Can't search "system settings"

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by negativeone, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. negativeone

    negativeone MDL Novice

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    If I launch the settings app on one computer, no matter what I type in the search field, (eg: "update") I get no results. Additionally, the same is true for start menu - that search will not display anything from settings.

    This works fine on my other computer. Anybody know why?
     
  2. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    #2 odiebugs1, Aug 21, 2015
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    Try going to control panel, indexing options, advanced, rebuild. And you can troubleshoot search at bottom.

    As for the reason why it's not working, I have no clue, but when was the last time you told it you loved it or took it out to dinner, maybe it doesn't feel appreciated.
     
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  3. negativeone

    negativeone MDL Novice

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    Haha thanks odiebugs1. Unfortunately I already tried that rebuild. Man, this is puzzling to no end.
     
  4. unknwn

    unknwn MDL Novice

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    I think something is broken regarding indexing/search.

    I have tried many combinations of rebuilding/changing indexed folders/resetting to windows defaults. The result is that the search doesn't find one or another link/shortcut.

    For example now it doesn't find "windows update", but finds everything else I normally need. Previously it couldn't find any item from the control panel. It seems to be random.

    Try resetting windows search to defaults by changing "SetupCompletedSuccessfully" to 0 in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows search. Restart windows search service.
     
  5. BJ0RN

    BJ0RN MDL HTTP-uploader

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    When you search, click My Stuff, then Settings, should show it then. Btw, you search for what?
     
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  6. negativeone

    negativeone MDL Novice

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    If I search for "update" in start menu, I should get the option that says "search for updates" (or something like that). This is based on what I see on my other win10 computer.

    If I am in the Settings app, and I press a single letter, like "f", I should get a bunch of results back, but I get nothing.

    Already tried what you suggested btw. No dice:(
     
  7. SkullKid2000

    SkullKid2000 MDL Member

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    I got this problem also! Although I got it when I switched language, and it only applies to the Settings app.
     
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  8. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Try to reconfigure your Cortana settings, try to make sure your region is change to USA(for test) and use Ccleaner to clean your registry.
     
  9. SkullKid2000

    SkullKid2000 MDL Member

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    SOLVED it, finally! :biggrin: It was inside the Settings C:\...\AppData\Indexed\Settings. The folder was named en-US, the solution was to rename it to sv-SE, and now my Settings app works just fine to search from :cool:
     
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