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Search takes three weeks

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 unfortunately

    Search takes three weeks

    Any reason that when I search any folder for an item, it takes about three weeks to complete? Never used to have this problem on earlier platforms. Thanks.

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  2. #2

    Possible fixes:
    Open a Run box and enter services.msc, press Enter.
    Scroll down to Windows Search and double click on it.
    Click on Stop then set Startup to Disabled.

    Or ...

    Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Edit: I almost never use the built in search. I installed Everything Search and that is all I use. I also never search for data inside files, just files or folder names.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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