Rebuild Windows Search Index

This article applies to Windows Vista, 7 or above.

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
  2. Copy and paste the following line into the run dialog:
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll
  3. Press Enter. The Indexing Options window will appear.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. In the Advanced Options, click the Rebuild button.
  6. A prompt will appear. Click OK.
  7. You can then close the Indexing Options window. Indexing will be done in the background.

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