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Tech tips: Tips for Indexing and search in Windows 8

Posted In Windows - By Techtiplib on Monday, October 8th, 2012 With No Comments »

How can I clear my search history in File Explorer?

  1. Open File Explorer by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you’re using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering File Explorer in the search box, tapping or clicking Apps, and then tapping or clicking File Explorer.
  2. Tap or click the search box.
  3. On the Search Tools tab, tap or click Recent searches, and then choose Clear search history.

How do I troubleshoot problems with search and indexing?

If you’re experiencing problems with searching, for example if the searches are unusually slow or if you get incomplete search results, run the Search and Indexing troubleshooter to see if it can identify the problem.

  • Open the Search and Indexing troubleshooter by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you’re using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering search and indexing in the search box, tapping or clicking Settings, and then tapping or clicking Find and fix problems with Windows Search.

Depending on the problem, the Search and Indexing troubleshooter might need to restart the Windows Search service.

What if I’m using Windows Server 2012

You might need to install the Windows Search Service feature to make search and indexing options available. To do this, you can use the Add Roles and Features Wizard or the Install-Windows Feature cmdlet. To use the Add Roles and Features Wizard, open Server Manager, tap or click Manage, and then choose Add Roles and Features. For more info about installing features, tap or click Help in Server Manager, tap or click Server Manager Help, and then select Adding and Removing Roles and Features.

Might you want to know Why are some files from an indexed folder not showing up in search results?

Via Microsoft.com

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