Windows Search is a core part of Windows 10 and it powers File
Explorer, and other apps to help you find files such as
documents, pictures or apps.
Windows Search issues on Windows 10 is more common than you may
think. One of the popular issues hitting devices running
Windows 10 concerns Windows Search and Microsoft recently
offered a series of recommendations for users who want to fix
inefficiency of Windows Search.
Windows Troubleshooter isn’t necessarily the most effective way
to fix problems with Windows Search. To help users deal with
Windows Search problems, Microsoft is now working on a new
Microsoft Store application called ‘Indexer Diagnostics’.
According to Microsoft, this tool should help both users or
administrators troubleshoot Windows Search related issues
and analyze search indexing issues.
The app, which is currently in beta, displays information about
Windows Search indexer. If your Windows Search stops working,
you can use the app to restart or reset the search service.
You can also find if a particular app, file or executable file
is indexed by Windows Search and the app also displays the list
of excluded paths. If a particular file is not indexed, it
wouldn’t show up in Windows Search.
For now, the troubleshooting option only allows users to
restart or reset the Search service.
Microsoft hasn’t officially announced the Indexer Diagnostics
app, but they’ll likely share more details later this year.
The app can be downloaded from here or
you can also search ‘Indexer Diagnostics’ in Microsoft Store.
In related news, Microsoft recently revealed that Windows 10
20H1 update ships with
performance-friendly Windows Search to fix high disk
and CPU usage.