incorrect permissions for the Windows Search Directories

incorrect permissions for the Windows Search Directories.

 

When the permissions for the data directories in the Windows Search is incorrect may search service can not access or update the computer's search index. This can result in slow searches or incomplete results.

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Hi,

You may follow the methods and see if it helps.

Method 1.
If you're having problems locating specific files, folders, or other items on your computer, try using the Search and Indexing troubleshooter to fix the problem. It makes sure that the Windows Search service is running, and checks to see whether you have the correct permissions to search all the directories on your computer.
For steps and additional information refer to the article below:
Open the Search and Indexing troubleshooter
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-Search-and-Indexing-troubleshooter

Method 2.
Also you may try restarting the Windows search service and then check.
a. Click on the Windows button in the lower left corner of the computer screen to open the Windows Menu.
b. Click the "Control Panel" option to open the control panel.
c. Open "Administrative Tools" by double-clicking on the icon. If you do not see this option, click "System and Maintenance" and then click "Administrative Tools."
d. Double click "Services" to open the list. Double click "Windows Search" to open the dialogue box.
e. Click "Stop" to end the service, then click "Start" to restart Windows Search. Click "Okay" to edit the screen.
Also see:
What are permissions?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-permissions

Also see:

Improve Windows searches using the index: frequently asked questions

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Improve-Windows-searches-using-the-index-frequently-asked-questions

 

 

 

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Last updated April 1, 2021 Views 12,116 Applies to: