One proposed solution is to ensure that Program Files and Program Files x86 are checked in the Indexed Locations window. But Cortana is not finding them. Please uninstall such tools and then try again. That will open Microsoft Edge, with a bright blue Get the app button. Now Cortana will have it's own icon on the taskbar.
I'm planning on moving them back once the bug is resolved. Some users found this is helpful. It's going to take awhile to run, but already 7-Zip and Beyond Compare are coming up where they didn't previously and those are alphabetically closest to the start, I suppose. Adding voice controls to future versions of Cortana Show Me demonstrates that Microsoft considers the app to be a work in progress. Before proceeding, we need to know the region where do you live. Step 7: Click on the Cortana tile on the Start menu, and then follow the on-screen instructions to enable it.
Reminders Reminders are automatically set when you make a relevant search in Cortana. Some, more-complex content works better within the framework of a video, such as creating a detailed scene within Paint 3D. Search worked mostly fine before the Windows 10 upgrade - sigh. Finding normal, installed applications, work fine, but I can't find cmder, if I search for it, and it works the same for other portable apps. If none of the above options work to fix Cortana, you may have to reset your computer or take it to a technician. For some users, this may be all they need. Now, you can see a Cortana icon or Cortana search bar.
With Cortana Show Me, Microsoft has clearly built a framework that could be pushed as far as it likes. Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. Be carefull deleting the wrong folders here. Windows 10 search feature is more powerful than earlier versions. Everything from the Microsoft Office applications to to to hundreds of other applications I have installed.
Most how-to articles on a given subject walk you through a series of steps, perhaps with a video attached. Microsoft is planning a major overhaul of the Cortana experience on Windows 10, according to sources familiar with the matter. In order get Cortana to find applications installed on my machine again, I needed to change to Maximum Reliability mode in the Samsung Magician software. It may take long times to complete the process. I checked to make sure that I was actually launching the portable version of the app and sure enough here it is. What am I missing here? Portable Apps, or really any Programs at all can be indexed in one of two ways. And have you checked if the Voice Commands installed? For details see the screenshot below.
I think you're actually indexing too many files and that's stopping the search from returning useful results. Windows 10 Search Box and Cortana With the release of Windows 10 Microsoft introduced its virtual assistant, Cortana, to the world. To do so, hidden files must be displayed. Want news and tips from TekRevue delivered directly to your inbox? I like to use it to quickly access computer settings I want to change. Now check the Country or region setting. Fix 2 Run the Start menu troubleshooter The official Start menu troubleshooter can fix issues with Cortana as well. In hindsight i doubt all of this is necessary, I think cortana just sucks right now and it literally takes 8 hours for it to index a hand full of shortcuts At 5:30pm Out of habit I slammed the windows key and typed in the name of my app expecting it to show forgetting all about the fact that cortana doesn't index portable apps and low and behold the icon appeared in the corner of my eye and I launched it, from pure muscle memory.
Fix 7 Uninstall these third-party tools If you have been using a tool like to Microsoft servers, it could be that these tools are automatically starting with Windows 10, and turning off location and other services that are required for the proper functioning of Cortana. Instead of trying to teach a cousin how to set up a mobile hotspot, simply make sure they have Cortana Show Me installed, then grab another slice of pie. And, if the location for this device is not enabled, please click the Change button, and then move the slider to on position. You can choose between these modes, or hide the search function completely. Yeah, under that select Download.
I solved it by removing everything from the index except for the Start Menu. Once the essential items are indexed and available, you may add more locations. Which build of windows 10 are you using? You can still access searches from the keyboard by pressing the Windows button + S, or simply typing quickly when the Start menu is first opened. Virtually every tutorial begins with navigating to the Settings menu by way of the Cortana search box. That also can help you. Hi Nishant, We appreciate you for being part of Windows 10. If you know any better solution, You are welcome to share with us.
Cortana now finds all my files with no issues. In previous versions of Windows you had a search box in the menu bar across the bottom of the screen. Only a few countries have cortana available. Note that Cortana is Off. If you are living in cortana unsupported country you will find Search instead of Cortana. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft. Cortana will not work immediately.