By the time I reached the conclusion to do this, I had ascertained that Windows Search Indexer was working okay and it was Cortana's problem that didn't show the result well. But maybe it will work for others. Then I find "Cortana" in Task Manager and kill it. Method for Creator's update Check out this answer. It is busy recreating the folder you just deleted. The problem is Cortana.
Select the Start button to see recently added apps at the top of the menu. How to Find Apps in the Windows 10 Start Menu. Related Book Recently Added: This area only appears when you're recently installed a new app or program.
Well, in the Creators Update, Microsoft has put forth a new way to display and use the Start menu with a feature called Show App List In Start Menu. When Microsoft first showed this feature last fall in a Windows 10 Insider Preview, it was actually named just the opposite: Hide.
That fixed it right away.
Well, this UI makes no sense.
Disabling the " Let apps run in the background " toggle on the " Background apps " page of the new Windows Privacy settings causes start-menu search to break, at least on Windows 10 with the Creator's Update! Just give it a try.
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I was pleased to discover that my registry hacks that disable Cortana's web-search and windows-store search were not responsible - they were my first guess.
How can I remove unwanted apps from Windows 10 Technology The Guardian
You not only get the new Echo Dot (3rd-gen), but also two of Tile's new. To always see an app, press and hold (or right-click) the app and select Pin to Start to add it to the Start menu.
Nice spelling mistake in the screenshot: Didn't try a reboot.
Simply killing Explorer and restarting did it for me. For those who make their way here, but for whom the accepted answer doesn't work, I got this type of application searching to work with the following steps:.
However, once a month or so I will find that Search stops working again.
BOTH of this works for me.