Slow Windows 10 Search & How you can speed it up

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Solution 2

Rebuilding the Windows 10 Search Index

Step 1

The fastest way to get to Indexing Options (fromĀ superuser.com)

Win key + R (Run) then copy and paste the code below.

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll

Or press Windows key + X, and a menu will open up. Click on Control Panel.

Slow Windows 10 Search Solution Image win+x-control-panel

Step 2

In the Control Panel, click on Indexing Options.

Slow Windows 10 Search Solution Image control-panel

Step 3

Click on Modify, and only keep the hard drives with Windows/Apps/Programs checked (The default is C:). When you’re done, click OK.

Slow Windows 10 Search Solution Image Search index-location

Step 4

In the Indexing Options window, click on Advanced. If you see a pop-up box (User Account Control), click Yes.

Step 5

In the Advanced Options window, click on Rebuild, andĀ OK.

Slow Windows 10 Search Solution Image Search index-rebuild

And you’re done!

It’ll take some time to re-index everything, but searching for Apps, and other files should be much faster now.

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