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Endless Search process in Windows 8

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Endless Search process in Windows 8


    My PC has Windows 8 Pro 64 bits installed and when I open Computer folder or any other folder says "folder is empty" and Search process starts, showing the progress green bar but will never stop. I need to use Task Manager to stop the search. Please help me to fix this trouble as I can't access files.

    Last edited by Narciso Peleida; 16 Oct 2013 at 10:07. Reason: short message

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    My first though is you may have a corrupted search index so I will suggest two things to try:

    Rebuild you search index via Control Panel> Indexing Options> and then select Rebuild:

    If no good,

    Disable Windows Search service and test:

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    Good luck and hope this helps.
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Endless Search process in Windows 8
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